Alumni of the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control


Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry


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Jean Jacques Orban de Xivry, 2009


Sarah Hemminger, Aysha Keisler, Courtney Haswell, Jun Izawa, Minnan Xu-Wilson, Robert Nikl, Jean Jacques Orban de Xivry (with Thomas), and Reza Shadmehr.  Hawaii, 2009.


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Aysha Keisler, Jun Izawa, and JJ, Baltimore 2008.



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Reza Shadmehr, Jun Izawa, John Krakauer, Andy Barto, Minnan Xu-Wilson, and JJ Orban de Xivry, Germany 2009.


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Jean Jacques Orban de Xivry, Mollie Marko, Michelle Harran, Sarah Pekny, and Sarah Hemminger.  San Diego 2010.



Jean-Jacques joined the lab in 2007 as a postdoc, after having completed his PhD in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.  Jean-Jacques mastered the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in our lab, and made important contributions to the theory of temporal discounting and motor control.  His research provided new insights into the role of the motor cortex in motor adaptation and generalization.  He is currently a postdoc at the Université Catholique de Louvain.


His research results was published in the following papers:


Stimulation of the human motor cortex alters generalization patterns of motor learning. JJ Orban de Xivry, M Marko, S Pekny, D Pastor, J Izawa, P Celnik, and R Shadmehr (2011) Journal of Neuroscience in press. Abstract


Contributions of the motor cortex to adaptive control of reaching depend on the perturbation schedule.  JJ Orban de Xivry, SE Criscimagna-Hemminger, and R Shadmehr (2011) Cerebral Cortex in press. Abstract


Temporal discounting of reward and the cost of time in motor control (2010).  R Shadmehr, JJ Orban de Xivry, M Xu-Wilson, and TY Shih.  Journal of Neuroscience 30:10507-10516.  Abstract  ThisWeekintheJournal Citations


Dissociating the roles of the cerebellum and motor cortex during adaptive learning: the motor cortex retains what the cerebellum learns (2011) Galea JM,  Vazquez A, Pasricha N, Orban de Xivry JJ, Celnik P.  Cerebral Cortex, in press.