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Exploring the oscillatory cerebral interactions between the motor and the attentional system under three conditions: action observation, attention deficit with/out hyperactivity and mindfulness

Units : Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics | ULB382

Description :

While both, motor and attention systems play fundamental role in high order cognitions, such as action understanding, imitation or
motor imagery, this doctoral thesis aims to characterized brain EEG (electroencephalogram) oscillatory interactions between motor
and attention controls. First, the role and the oscillatory contribution of visuo-motor neurons (mirror neurons in particular) in
cognition is investigated. The second step is to study brain oscillation during motor inhibition in attention deficit with/out
hyperactivity (ADHD). The large-scale networks activity related to attention control and non-reactivity stance underlying
mindfulness practices (static and in movement) are also examined. In this context, this research also covers neural dissociations between
perceptual and motor inhibitions.

Collaboration : Prof. Guy Cheron & Prof. Ana Bengoetxea

List of persons in charge :

  • CHERON Guy

  • ZARKA David