The Group

Robert Hardwick

Principle Investigator

Robert studied human neuromotor control at the University of Birmingham, UK (PSY-NAPS and PRISM labs), Johns Hopkins, USA (Human Brain Physiology and Stimulation and BLAM labs), and KU Leuven, Belgium (The Movement Control and Neuroplasticity Group). In 2019 he received a dual appointment at the Institute of Neurosciences and the Faculty of Motor Sciences at UC Louvain, Belgium, where he founded the Brain, Action, and Skill Laboratory.

Lore Vleugels

PhD Candidate

Lore is a PhD student at the Institute Of NeuroScience (IONS), UC Louvain, supervised by Prof. Dr. Robert Hardwick. She received a BSc in Physical Education and Kinesiology from the KU Leuven, Belgium, and a MSc in Physical Education and Movement Sciences (specialization: Research in Biomedical Kinesiology) from the KU Leuven, Belgium. During her Bachelors, she completed part of her study at the University of Coimbra as an Erasmus student. In the second year of her Masters, she completed an external laboratory internship in the MSN-lab under supervision of Dr. Matthew Apps (University of Oxford, UK).

Her research focuses on the neurobehavioral basis of action selection in healthy ageing. Moreover, she continues to work on the joint research project with the MSN-lab that she started during her lab internship. This project investigates how people’s level of motivation influences the effects of rewards on decision-making behaviour.

Twitter: @LoreVleugels
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Gautier Hamoline

PhD Candidate

Gautier completed his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at the Faculty of Motor Sciences at UCLouvain. He then obtained his master’s degree in Physical Education with a specialisation in Sports Management at UCLouvain. After working one year as an assistant at the Faculty of Motor Sciences, he started a PhD jointly with the Faculty and the Institute of NeuroScience (IONS), supervised by Prof. Dr. Robert Hardwick.

Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Gautier’s research examines motor cortex function in healthy adults and elite athletes. He is also developing new methods for measuring the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation.

In parallel with his thesis, Gautier also works part-time as an Physical Education assistant at the Faculty of Motor Sciences, giving classes to physiotherapy and physical education students.