We explore how to design novel and more effective exercise interventions to improve mobility and cognition for healthy and clinical populations, including people with stroke, Parkinson's disease, and cognitive deficits.
We investigate the mechanisms of neuroplasticity underlying changes in cognitive and motor function in response to aging, disease, and exercise. We use non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques such as TMS and EEG.
We combine different interventions (e.g. exercise) and techniques (e.g. non-invasive brain stimulation) to design treatments for people that need to recover after stroke or need to slow down their physical and cognitive deterioration.
We study the mechanisms that underlie age-related memory loss. To this end, we use behavioral interventions and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand why, as we age, we experience problems to remember different types of information.
We combine different interventions (e.g. exercise) to improve sleep quality and architecture in people with poor sleep quality. We also investigate synergies between sleep, sleep deprivation, sleep architecture, neuroplasticity and memory.
Manque de sommeil: l’exercice protégerait la mémoire“Quand on est privé de sommeil ou qu’il y a une atteinte à la mémoire […] le fait d’avoir une meilleure santé cardiorespiratoire pourrait avoir un effet protecteur sur la mémoire” – Radio Canada
Skipping exercise in favor of sitting can worsen brain function, study finds
“In contrast, when people don’t get enough exercise, it can potentially lead to a number of health issues, including those that affect the brain, like dementia, said Marc Roig, a physical and occupational therapy professor at McGill University in Montreal” –NBC News