Research themes

Driving

Driving a car is a complex activity that solicits attentional capacity and the ability to react quickly to different situations. Given that driving represents the most widely used form of transportation among adults in numerous countries and that the demographic shift implies an ever-growing proportion of older drivers, it is essential to understand the factors involved in decreased driving performance associated with aging in order to propose methods to combat them.

Perceptual-cognitive training

Le laboratoire a développé un système d’entrainement perceptivo-cognitif nommé Neurotracker qui est maintenant distribué par la société Canadienne Montréalaise, CogniSens Athlétique Inc. L’exercice  plonge l’utilisateur dans un milieu immersif, en 3D, où il suit le mouvement d’objets.

Ce système permet d’améliorer la capacité d’attention et de développer des fonctions exécutives en répondant à 4 exigences…

Multisensory function

Multisensory integration (MI) is a non-linear process that binds information from multiple sensory stimuli. MI is a complex process in which our brain binds the different sensory stimuli that contribute to create a unified perception of the real world beyond our perceptual limitations.

Complex dynamics

Visual perception

La perception visuelle de la netteté et du flou dépendent de la qualité optique de l’œil mais également de l’activité neuronale du cerveau. Les déficits de la perception varient suivant l’état d’adaptation neuronale. Les projets portent sur le lien qui existe entre l’adaptation et l’acuité visuelle chez des individus à la condition particulière : myopie, hypermétropie, presbytie, traumatisme crânien,…

Motion perception

When we move about in the world, the patterns of light falling onto our retinae change constantly due to our self-motion, the movement of our eyes, and the movements of objects around us. Researchers in the lab are interested in understanding how the brain extracts and processes different types of motion information, such as the motion caused by our own movements (‘optic flow), the motion of moving objects, and also the motion of other people.

Postural stability

Postural control is a process that involves three systems: visual, vestibular and somatosensory. Postural stability is essential in order to accurately perform an action. Our research focuses on the mechanisms involved in its disruption, whether related to ageing, trauma or neurological pathologies,…