I graduated in Neurophysiology at the Aix-Marseille University (France). From 1984 to 1987 I was with the French Ministry of Defense. In 1985 and 1986, I was a visiting scientist (post-doc) at the department of Physiology of Oxford University (UK). In 1987 I joined the CNRS as assistant researcher, and got my Habilitation for Research Direction in 1999. Since 2000 I am Research Director. The main topic of my research relates to the study of sensori-motor systems control, coordination and plasticity. I studied this type of control, as well as adaptive mechanisms, in aiming-tracking tasks and in gaze orienting tasks. These modes of control were also studied in ergonomic situations. Currently I study to the processes of multisensorial integration in a context of orientation, space navigation and visuo-guided pointing. These aspects of the sensorimotor system are approached by means of various techniques: electrophysiology, pharmacology, oculometry, numerical modeling.
From 2000 to 2011 I was the head of the Movement and Perception Laboratory (UMR CNRS and University of the Mediterranean) and I founded the Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS and Aix-Marseille University), a multidisciplinary research center with now more than 150 people. I am member of the executive board of the French Association for Virtual Reality, member of the Société des Neurosciences, member of program committees for several international conferences including IEEE VR, expert for several national and international granting agencies (ANR, ANRT, Europe, etc). My work has been published in more than 100 papers in indexed peer-reviewed journals and I contributed to ~300 conferences in Neuroscience, Motor Control and VR.
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