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Denis PÉLISSON
Position: DR1 CNRS, Head of U864 (2010)
Email: denis.pelisson@inserm.fr
Phone number: +33 (0)4 72 91 34 17

Main topics

Current projects

How does our central nervous system generate accurate goal-directed movements despite the many changes -physiological, pathological and environmental- which affect the sensorimotor system all life long? Answering this question for quick eye movements (saccades) is particularly timely because saccades are an essential component of our visual perception and of our interactions with the environment. Furthermore, because visual reafferences are too slow to allow on-line guidance of their trajectory, saccades are permanently controlled by sensorimotor adaptation mechanisms. One of our current aims is to understand these saccadic adaptation mechanisms, their underlying neural substrates, and the potential clinical applications of stimulating such oculomotor plasticity in visuospatial attentional impairments.

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