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Martin Simoneau

Ph.D. (doctor),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Cerebral imaging
Secondary Interest
Rehabilitation
Primary Affiliation

Université Laval

Secondary Affiliation
Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS)

Biography

Martin Simoneau is a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Laval University and a Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS). His research program takes a multidisciplinary approach combining experimental approaches with advanced signals analysis and modelling. He is mainly interested in how the neural processes combine sensory information from vestibular organs, eyes, muscles and skin to select motor commands and control movement, upright standing or navigation. He uses a wide range of biomechanical, neurophysiological and psychophysical techniques to investigate fundamental human physiology and pathophysiology relevant to study human movement. Furthermore, he uses computational modelling to investigate the complex multi-component neural system involved in motor control. Most of his work is basic scienses as he is trying to understand how the brain controls movement in healthy individuals or individuals suffering from neurological or musculoskeletal diseases.