Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory


Alain Berthoz, PhD

Research interests: Gaze control; equilibrium; physiology of the vestibular, oculomotor and head-neck systems; arm movement control; multisensory perception; adaptive mechanisms in sensory-motor systems; spatial memory for navigation; adaptation to microgravity in space (American Shuttle and Russian MIR space station); development of biomedical equipment for haptic force-feedback, eye movement measurement, and testing equilibrium. Research methods include neuronal recording in animals’ brains, biomechanics, mathematical modeling, and psychophysics, brain imaging (fMRI) and intracranial recording in humans. Collaborative European projects on design of bio-inspired mobile robots, combined with studies of brain mechanisms (NEUROBOTICS, BACS) and brain-computer interfaces (NEUROPROBE).