Guy Cheron

Guy Cheron

Director Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Prof. Guy CHERON, PhD, received his master’s degree in Motor Sciences and his PhD in Neurophysiology, both from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since 1993, Prof. Cheron is a full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics (LNMB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Laboratory of Electrophysiology of the University of Mons. In 2003, he received his Aggregation Thesis in Neuroscience at the ULB. In 2012, he co-created Human Waves which is a LNMB spin-off. His research units currently have expertise in the field of EEG, evoked potentials and movement analysis. The LNMB has developed expertise in the field of multiple EEG and evoked potentials by working with the cosmonauts (ESA, NASA & JAXA), the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City (Moscow) and the Johnson Space Center (NASA, Houston). As Prof. G. Cheron is also Director of Electrophysiology at the University of Mons, the two groups work together in the field of brain oscillations. Cooperation with the College de France (Prof. A. Berthoz) allows us to establish links between the psychophysical performance of astronauts and brain oscillations. The LNMB is currently involved in space mission NeuroSpat (Increment 19-20-21) and Ariadna (2017).  The aim is to study perception, attention, memory, decision and action (PAMDA) during sensorimotor tasks. The LNMB was also involved in a european FP7 project (ICT-2009.7.2) such as Mindwalker.  The aim of this project was to design a support system in locomotor handicapped so they can realize their daily activities. New approaches based on brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are being tested. The BCI approach is conducted as part of our Dynamic Recurrent Neural Network technology associated with virtual reality.