Erwan Guillery

Erwan Guillery

PhD student (UCL Research Assistant)
Promoter : Pr. J.-L. Thonnard; Co-promoter : Pr. A. Mouraux

The objective of my PhD is to the involvement of high-level cognitive resources in the performance of a common manual behaviour.

In everyday life, object manipulation is among the most common tasks we perform and is usually performed concurrently to the execution of cognitive tasks. In a recent study we show that mental resources are required for both the planning and the online control of upper-limb movement. By using a motor-cognitive dual-task paradigm, current studies will examine the influence of a cognitive task on the different aspects of precision grip in elders and in patients presenting with a peripheral or central lesion of the nervous system. Indeed, it could well be that with aging and/or following such a lesion, precision grip is even more dependent on cognitive resources.

Publications

Cognitive-motor interference while grasping, lifting and holding objects

Guillery E, Mouraux A, Thonnard JL. PLoS ONE (2013); 8(11):e80125 [PDF].

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Research projects

Cognitive resources required for the planning and online control of fine object manipulation

Investigators : Erwan Guillery, Jean-Louis Thonnard, André Mouraux, Valery Legrain. In everyday life, object manipulation is among the most common tasks we perform and is usually performed concurrently to the execution of cognitive tasks. In athis project, we study the mental resources required for...