RobertAbout me:

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium.

My research examines how humans control movements and learn skills. I achieve this using a multimodal approach that combines behavioral experiments, non-invasive brain stimulation, and neuroimaging.

My research interests include:

– Examining how we initially learn movement skills, and automate skills through extensive practice.
– Addressing the adverse effects of age and stroke on movement control.
– Understanding how imagining and observing actions affects our movement system.


December 2017 – Dataset made freely available through the open science framework: Neural Correlates of Action

October 2017 – Biorxiv pre-print: meta-analyses comparing neural correlates of motor imagery, action observation, and movement execution, including over 1000 experiments.

September 2017 – New paper: Highlights from the 2017 Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement

June 2017 – Talk at the Symposium on “Non-invasive brain stimulation: help or hype?” at the 2017 NASPSPA meeting, San Diego, USA.

May 2017 – Hopping across the pond: I’ve moved from Johns Hopkins to start my Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at KU Leuven!

March 2017 – Talk on separating skill leaning and habit formation at the 2017 Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, Ireland

February 2017 – Award from the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, allowing me to travel to Dublin to present work at the 2017 conference.