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Ludovic MARIN, PhD


education and qualifications


1995-1997                             Ph.D. Thesis. University of the Mediterranean, Marseille, France

2009                                       Habilitation. University Montpellier I, Montpellier, France.


General research Interests

My main research interests lie in the perception and action field, investigating how controlled movements may be coupled with sensory information. I am particularly interested in skilled behavior in infants, adults and elders, whether this be in more traditional motor control tasks or in sport settings. In addition, I have been involved with investigating different aspects of the dynamical/ecological approach to perception and action and to emotion and action. This includes how infants, adults and elders coordinate together (called interpersonal coordination) and control their posture, orientation and goal-directed movements as well as how visual, proprioceptive and vestibular information are used to control movement and how information and movement are coupled.


Current research

As associate professor in the “EuroMov Digital Health in Motion” laboratory at the University of Montpellier (France), my research is focused on inter-personal coordination in interlimb and postural situations. The goal of my research is to determine the sources of interpersonal coordination. Although different fields have investigated social interaction, little work has been performed to integrate their approaches in an interdisciplinary study. Consequently, our work aims at using an interdisciplinary paradigm to examine the multilevel processes that characterize motor coordination and its consequences on social interactions. In order to conduct our investigations, we collaborate with researchers from different fields (psychiatry and robotic) to examine motor coordination in healthy individuals and its impairments in agents with social disorders: patients (social phobia, autistic and schizophrenic patients) and robots (considered as having a deficit in human-robot coordination). In addition to this major research topic, we also investigate the role of the multimodality in motor social interaction. More specifically, we seek to determine the weight of each sensory modality (vision, audition, touch) and their interactions in interpersonal coordination situations. To carry out our experiments we use the original method of wavelet transform (and cross-wavelet transform) in order to measure the temporal evolution of frequency, amplitude and phase of non-stationary movements. This work is the first stage in a series of studies investigating the emotion-action coupling and the “perception-action” relationship.


Previous research

Post doctoral fellow and lab supervisor, from 1998 to 2001 in the “Infant Motor Development” Laboratory, Department of psychology, New York University, New York: I was interested in understanding how locomotion, postural control and motor perception was set up in infant toddlers (from 8 to 24 months old). In particular, I was focused on how these infants were able to perceive a risky environment (gaps in the floor, steep slopes, changes in surface friction and rigidity) while walking or crawling and if so, how they adapted their locomotion to cope with these various environmental constraints.

Scientific researcher  (temporary contract) from 1997 to 1998 in the “Sport and Motor Performance” Laboratory at the University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France: My work was focused on spatial orientation and postural control.  Studies concerning spatial orientation were conducted at the CRSSA (Army Research Center) where we investigated the role of the different sensory information (vestibular and somato sensory systems) used to control spatial orientation.  The postural control studies were based on how Down’s syndrome teenagers were able to control their balance and what sensory information they mainly used to control their posture.

Ph. D. student (competitive grant) from 1994 to 1997 in the “Movement and Perception” laboratory at the University of the Mediterranean, Marseille, France: My thesis research explored how humans coordinate their limb movements in order to produce relevant postures during a voluntary head movement task. I used concepts of the dynamical approach to explore this coordination, assuming that the large number of available degrees of freedom could be reduced to a few macroscopic descriptors able to summarize the coordination between components.  I found that the phase relation between movements of the hip and ankle could be used to describe the dynamical coordination patterns of postural sway.  Two stable patterns of coordination were found to emerge from the hip-ankle relations: an in-phase pattern (hip and ankle moving in the same direction) and an anti-phase pattern (these joints moving in the opposite direction). These results confirmed the relevance of using relative phase to study postural control in bipedal stance in humans.



Journal articles58 documents

  • Ghiles Mostafaoui, R. C Schmidt, Syed Khursheed Hasnain, Robin Salesse, Ludovic Marin. Human unintentional and intentional interpersonal coordination in interaction with a humanoid robot. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2022, 17 (1), pp.e0261174. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0261174⟩. ⟨hal-03582702⟩
  • Juliette Lozano-Goupil, Stéphane Raffard, Delphine Capdevielle, Emilie Aigoin, Ludovic Marin. Gesture-speech synchrony in schizophrenia: A pilot study using a kinematic-acoustic analysis. Neuropsychologia, Elsevier, 2022, 174, pp.108347. ⟨10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2022.108347⟩. ⟨hal-03760182⟩
  • Lise Aubin, Ghiles Mostafaoui, Chloé Amiel, Hélène Serré, Delphine Capdevielle, et al.. Study of Coordination Between Patients with Schizophrenia and Socially Assistive Robot During Physical Activity. International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer, 2021, 13, pp.1625-1640. ⟨10.1007/s12369-021-00750-4⟩. ⟨hal-03167976⟩
  • Lise Aubin, Ghilès Mostafaoui, Richard Schmidt, Hélène Serré, Ludovic Marin. Effects of unintentional coordination on attentional load. Human Movement Science, Elsevier, 2021, 80, pp.102880. ⟨10.1016/j.humov.2021.102880⟩. ⟨hal-03426176⟩
  • Juliette Lozano-Goupil, Benoît G. Bardy, Ludovic Marin. Toward an Emotional Individual Motor Signature. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2021, 12, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2021.647704⟩. ⟨hal-03243796⟩
  • Alexandre Coste, Benoit Bardy, Stefan Janaqi, Piotr Słowiński, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, et al.. Decoding identity from motion: how motor similarities colour our perception of self and others. Psychological Research, Springer Verlag, 2021, 85, pp.509-519. ⟨10.1007/s00426-020-01290-8⟩. ⟨hal-02518657⟩
  • Zhong Zhao, Robin Salesse, Xingda Qu, Ludovic Marin, Mathieu Gueugnon, et al.. Influence of perceived emotion and gender on social motor coordination. British Journal of Psychology, British Psychological Society ; Wiley, 2019, 110 (3), pp.1-20. ⟨10.1111/bjop.12419⟩. ⟨hal-02440460⟩
  • Alexandre Coste, Benoît Bardy, Ludovic Marin. Towards an Embodied Signature of Improvisation Skills. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2019, 10, pp.2441. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02441⟩. ⟨hal-02432384⟩
  • Stéphane Raffard, Robin Salesse, Catherine Bortolon, Benoit Bardy, José Henriques, et al.. Using mimicry of body movements by a virtual agent to increase synchronization behavior and rapport in individuals with schizophrenia. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2018, 8 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41598-018-35813-6⟩. ⟨hal-02005556⟩
  • Alexandre Coste, Robin Salesse, Mathieu Gueugnon, Ludovic Marin, Benoit Bardy. Standing or swaying to the beat: Discrete auditory rhythms entrain stance and promote postural coordination stability. Gait & Posture, Elsevier, 2018, 59, pp.28-34. ⟨10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.09.023⟩. ⟨hal-02456618⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Ghiles Mostafaoui. Social-motor experience and perception-action learning bring efficiency to machines. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2017, 40, ⟨10.1017/S0140525X1700022X⟩. ⟨hal-01796431⟩
  • Zhong Zhao, Robin Salesse, Ludovic Marin, Mathieu Gueugnon, Benoît Bardy. Likability's Effect on Interpersonal Motor Coordination: Exploring Natural Gaze Direction. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2017, 8, pp.1864. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01864⟩. ⟨hal-02433335⟩
  • Laura Cohen, Mahdi Khoramshahi, Robin N. Salesse, Catherine Bortolon, Piotr Slowiński, et al.. Influence of facial feedback during a cooperative human-robot task in schizophrenia. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2017, 7 (1), pp.15023. ⟨10.1038/s41598-017-14773-3⟩. ⟨hal-01743127v2⟩
  • Johann Issartel, Mathieu Gueugnon, Ludovic Marin. Understanding the Impact of Expertise in Joint and Solo-Improvisation. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2017, 8, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01078⟩. ⟨hal-02428816⟩
  • Piotr Slowiński, Francesco Alderisio, Chao Zhai, Yuan Shen, Peter Tino, et al.. Unravelling socio-motor biomarkers in schizophrenia. npj Schizophrenia, Nature Publishing Group, 2017, 3, pp.8. ⟨10.1038/s41537-016-0009-x⟩. ⟨hal-01761364⟩
  • Stéphane Raffard, Catherine Bortolon, Mahdi Khoramshahi, Robin Salesse, Marianna Burca, et al.. Humanoid robots versus humans: How is emotional valence of facial expressions recognized by individuals with schizophrenia? An exploratory study. Schizophrenia Research, Elsevier, 2016, 176 (2-3), pp.506 - 513. ⟨10.1016/j.schres.2016.06.001⟩. ⟨hal-01866614⟩
  • Piotr Słowiński, Chao Zhai, Francesco Alderisio, Robin Salesse, Mathieu Gueugnon, et al.. Dynamic similarity promotes interpersonal coordination in joint action. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the Royal Society, 2016, 13 (116), pp.1-11. ⟨10.1098/rsif.2015.1093⟩. ⟨hal-02459656⟩
  • Mathieu Gueugnon, Robin Salesse, Alexandre Coste, Zhong Zhao, Benoît Bardy, et al.. Postural Coordination during Socio-motor Improvisation. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2016, 7, pp.1168. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01168⟩. ⟨hal-02432622⟩
  • Mathieu Gueugnon, Robin Salesse, Alexandre Coste, Zhong Zhao, Benoit Bardy, et al.. The acquisition of socio-motor improvisation in the mirror game. Human Movement Science, Elsevier, 2016, 46, pp.117-128. ⟨10.1016/j.humov.2015.12.005⟩. ⟨hal-02461081⟩
  • Alessandro Filippeschi, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Antonio Frisoli, Carlo Alberto Avizzano, Manuel Varlet, et al.. Dynamic models of team rowing for a virtual environment rowing training system. International journal of virtual reality, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, 2015, 08 (4), pp.49-56. ⟨10.20870/IJVR.2009.8.4.2749⟩. ⟨hal-01530486⟩
  • Johann Issartel, Thomas Bardainne, Philippe Gaillot, Ludovic Marin. The relevance of the cross-wavelet transform in the analysis of human interaction -a tutorial. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media, 2015, 5, pp.1566. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01566⟩. ⟨hal-02432769⟩
  • Stéphane Raffard, Robin Salesse, Ludovic Marin, Jonathan Del-Monte, Richard C Schmidt, et al.. Social priming enhances interpersonal synchronization and feeling of connectedness towards schizophrenia patients. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2015, 5, pp.8156. ⟨10.1038/srep08156⟩. ⟨hal-02128537⟩
  • Zhong Zhao, Robin Salesse, Mathieu Gueugnon, Richard Schmidt, Ludovic Marin, et al.. Moving attractive virtual agent improves interpersonal coordination stability. Human Movement Science, Elsevier, 2015, 41, pp.240-254. ⟨10.1016/j.humov.2015.03.012⟩. ⟨hal-02461297⟩
  • Ludovic Marin. Teaching interactions are based on motor behavior embodiment. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2015, 38, pp.31-32. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X1400051X⟩. ⟨hal-02461123⟩
  • A. Coste, M. Gueugnon, R. Salesse, B. Bardy, L. Marin. Synchronisation du système postural à l’aide d’une stimulation auditive périodique discrète. Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier Masson, 2015, 45 (4-5), pp.413. ⟨10.1016/j.neucli.2015.10.066⟩. ⟨hal-02461185⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Thomas A. Stoffregen, Fu-Chen Chen, Cristina Alcántara, Ludovic Marin, et al.. Just the sight of you: Postural effects of interpersonal visual contact at sea. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, American Psychological Association, 2014, 40 (6), pp.2310-2318. ⟨10.1037/a0038197⟩. ⟨hal-02461351⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Delphine Capdevielle, Jonathan Del-Monte, R. Schmidt, et al.. Difficulty leading interpersonal coordination: towards an embodied signature of social anxiety disorder. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2014, 8, pp.29. ⟨10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00029⟩. ⟨hal-02432916⟩
  • Ruud J.R. den Hartigh, Christophe Gernigon, Nico W. van Yperen, Ludovic Marin, Paul van Geert. How Psychological and Behavioral Team States Change during Positive and Negative Momentum. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2014, 9 (5), pp.e97887. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0097887⟩. ⟨hal-02432877⟩
  • Jonathan Del-Monte, Stéphane Raffard, Delphine Capdevielle, Robin Salesse, Richard Schmidt, et al.. Social Priming Increases Nonverbal Expressive Behaviors in Schizophrenia. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2014, 9 (10), pp.e109139. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0109139⟩. ⟨hal-02432838⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Charles Coey, R. Schmidt, Ludovic Marin, Benoit Bardy, et al.. Influence of stimulus velocity profile on rhythmic visuomotor coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, American Psychological Association, 2014, 40 (5), pp.1849-1860. ⟨10.1037/a0037417⟩. ⟨hal-02461484⟩
  • Ludovic Marin. The importance of studying all subgoals at once. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2014, 8, pp.889. ⟨10.3389/fnhum.2014.00889⟩. ⟨hal-02432586⟩
  • Alan Armstrong, Johann Issartel, Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin. The supplementation of spatial information improves coordination. Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, 2013, 548, pp.212-216. ⟨10.1016/j.neulet.2013.05.013⟩. ⟨hal-02464735⟩
  • Jonathan Del-Monte, Delphine Capdevielle, Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Richard C Schmidt, et al.. Social motor coordination in unaffected relatives of schizophrenia patients: a potential intermediate phenotype. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2013, 7, pp.137. ⟨10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00137⟩. ⟨hal-02432463⟩
  • Marie-Christine Gely-Nargeot, Richard Schmidt, Delphine Capdevielle, Robin Salesse, Jonathan Del-Monte, et al.. 1283 – Social motor coordinations: a study with schizophrenia and social phobic patients. European Psychiatry, Cambridge University press, 2013, 28 (10), pp.1. ⟨10.1016/S0924-9338(13)76346-6⟩. ⟨hal-02487774⟩
  • Robin Salesse, Jean Philippe Boulenger, Marie Christine Gély-Nargeot, Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, et al.. Évolution du concept d’apathie : nécessité d’une approche multifactorielle dans la schizophrénie. L'Encéphale, Elsevier Masson, 2013, 39 (1), pp.S57-S63. ⟨10.1016/j.encep.2012.11.005⟩. ⟨hal-02487776⟩
  • Jonathan Del-Monte, Stéphane Raffard, Robin Salesse, Ludovic Marin, Richard Schmidt, et al.. Nonverbal expressive behaviour in schizophrenia and social phobia. Psychiatry Research, Elsevier, 2013, 210 (1), pp.29-35. ⟨10.1016/j.psychres.2013.05.034⟩. ⟨hal-02464681⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Alessandro Filippeschi, Grégory Ben-Sadoun, Mickael Ratto, Ludovic Marin, et al.. Virtual Reality as a Tool to Learn Interpersonal Coordination: Example of Team Rowing. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2013, 22 (3), pp.202-215. ⟨10.1162/PRES_a_00151⟩. ⟨hal-02432957⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Stéphane Raffard, R. Schmidt, Delphine Capdevielle, et al.. Impairments of Social Motor Coordination in Schizophrenia. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2012, 7 (1), pp.e29772. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0029772⟩. ⟨hal-02433312⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Johann Issartel, R. Schmidt, Benoît Bardy. Continuity of Visual and Auditory Rhythms Influences Sensorimotor Coordination. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2012, 7 (9), pp.e44082. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0044082⟩. ⟨hal-02432948⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Julien Lagarde, Benoit Bardy. Social postural coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, American Psychological Association, 2011, 37 (2), pp.473-483. ⟨10.1037/a0020552⟩. ⟨hal-02464790⟩
  • Manuel Varlet, Ludovic Marin, Julien Lagarde, Benoît G. Bardy. Postural synchronisation in interpersonal visually coupled situation. International Journal of Sport Psychology, Pozzi, 2010, 41 (4), pp.117-118. ⟨hal-02474544⟩
  • Geoffroy Gautier, Ludovic Marin, David Leroy, Régis Thouvarecq. Dynamics of expertise level: Coordination in handstand. Human Movement Science, Elsevier, 2009, 28 (1), pp.129-140. ⟨10.1016/j.humov.2008.05.003⟩. ⟨hal-01982131⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Julien Issartel, Thierry Chaminade. Interpersonal motor coordination: From human–human to human–robot interactions. Interaction Studies, John Benjamins Publishing Co, 2009, 10 (3), pp.479-504. ⟨10.1075/is.10.3.09mar⟩. ⟨hal-02465053⟩
  • Johann Issartel, Ludovic Marin, Marielle Cadopi. Unintended interpersonal co-ordination: “can we march to the beat of our own drum?”. Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, 2007, 411 (3), pp.174-179. ⟨10.1016/j.neulet.2006.09.086⟩. ⟨hal-02465185⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Julien Lagarde. The perception-action interaction comes first. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2007, 30 (2), pp.215-216. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X07001549⟩. ⟨hal-02465160⟩
  • Johann Issartel, Ludovic Marin, Philippe Gaillot, Thomas Bardainne, Marielle Cadopi. A Practical Guide to Time—Frequency Analysis in the Study of Human Motor Behavior: The Contribution of Wavelet Transform. Journal of Motor Behavior, Taylor & Francis, 2006, 38 (2), pp.139-159. ⟨10.3200/JMBR.38.2.139-159⟩. ⟨hal-02466308⟩
  • Lionel Bringoux, Vincent Nougier, Pierre-Alain Barraud, Ludovic Marin, Christian Raphel. Contribution of somesthetic information to the perception of body orientation in the pitch dimension.. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A, 2003, 56 (5), pp.909-23. ⟨10.1080/02724980245000016⟩. ⟨hal-00193896⟩
  • Nicolas Vuillerme, Ludovic Marin, Bettina Debû. Assessment of Static Postural Control in Teenagers with Down Syndrome. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Human Kinetics, 2001, 18 (4), pp.417-433. ⟨10.1123/apaq.18.4.417⟩. ⟨hal-02517631⟩
  • N. Vuillerme, F. Danion, L. Marin, A. Boyadjian, J. M. Prieur, et al.. The effect of expertise in gymnastics on postural control.. Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, 2001, 303 (2), pp.83-6. ⟨10.1016/s0304-3940(01)01722-0⟩. ⟨hal-00193910⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Olivier Oullier. When robots fail: The complex processes of learning and development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2001, 24 (6), pp.1067-1068. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X01400124⟩. ⟨hal-02517566⟩
  • Karen Adolph, Ludovic Marin, Frédéric Fraisse. Learning and exploration: Lessons from infants. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2001, 24 (2), pp.213-214. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X01223942⟩. ⟨hal-02517660⟩
  • Karen Adolph, Marion A Eppler, Ludovic Marin, Idell Weise, Melissa Wechsler Clearfield. Exploration in the service of prospective control. Infant Behavior and Development, Elsevier, 2000, 23, pp.441-460. ⟨hal-03147924⟩
  • F. Danion, A. Boyadjian, Ludovic Marin. Control of locomotion in expert gymnasts in the absence of vision. Journal of Sports Sciences, Taylor & Francis, 2000, 18 (10), pp.809-814. ⟨10.1080/026404100419865⟩. ⟨hal-03147927⟩
  • L. Bringoux, L. Marin, V. Nougier, P. A. Barraud, C. Raphel. Effects of gymnastics expertise on the perception of body orientation in the pitch dimension.. Journal of Vestibular Research, IOS Press, 2000, 10 (6), pp.251-8. ⟨hal-00193908⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Benoît G. Bardy, Reinoud J. Bootsma. Gymnastic skill level as an intrinsic constraint on postural coordination. Journal of Sports Sciences, Taylor & Francis, 1999, 17, pp.615-626. ⟨10.1080/026404199365641⟩. ⟨hal-03147041⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Benoit G. Bardy, Bernard Baumberger, Michelangelo Flückiger, Thomas A. Stoffregen. Interaction between task demands and surface properties in the control of goal-oriented stance. Human Movement Science, Elsevier, 1999, 18, pp.31-47. ⟨hal-03147922⟩
  • A. Boyadjian, Ludovic Marin, F. Danion. Veering in human locomotion: the role of the effectors. Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, 1999, 265 (1), pp.21-24. ⟨10.1016/s0304-3940(99)00198-6⟩. ⟨hal-03147926⟩
  • Benoît G. Bardy, Ludovic Marin, Thomas A Stoffregen, Reinoud Jan Bootsma. Postural coordination modes considered as emergent phenomena.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, American Psychological Association, 1999, 25 (5), pp.1284-1301. ⟨10.1037//0096-1523.25.5.1284⟩. ⟨hal-03147925⟩

Books3 documents

  • Ludovic Marin, Frederic S Danion. Neurosciences comportementales : contrôle du mouvement et apprentissage moteur. Editions Ellipses, 2019, ISBN13 : 9782340012264. ⟨hal-03147932⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Frederic S Danion. Neurosciences comportementales. Editions Ellipses, 2019, Tout-en-un Licence STAPS, Youcef Alenbagi, ISBN13 : 9782340029606. ⟨hal-03147936⟩
  • Ludovic Marin, Frederic S Danion. Neurosciences : contrôle et apprentissage moteur. Editions Ellipses, 2005. ⟨hal-03147934⟩