The Institute of Movement Sciences is a Joint Research Unit (UMR) of the Aix-Marseille University in association with the scientific Institutes
Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB),
Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS),
Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I) and
Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS)
of the CNRS.
About 110 people (scientists, academics, ITA / IATOS and PhD) are working at the Institute.
The research themes are about the mechanical, physiological, neuronal, psychological and sociological determinants of movement production in living being, particularly Humans. There are 6 research teams at the Institute:
- Plasticity of neural and muscular system,
- Comportements perceptivo-moteurs,
- Contextes, Motivation et Comportements,
- Movement performance and modeling,
- Modeling of the osteo-articular and cardiovascular system.
and two transverse research axes:
- Motor deficiency
- Risk and security
Director: Eric Berton
Deputy Directors: François Cury, Jean-Marc Linarès, Gilles Montagne
UMR CNRS 7287 & Aix-Marseille University
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Box 910
Av. De Luminy F-13288 Marseille cedex 09 (FRANCE)
Telephone: +33 (0) 491 17 22 55
Fax: +33 (0) 491 17 22 52
Fabrice Sarlegna, CNRS research scientist within the Insitute of Movement Sciences, is currently organising the visit of a Canadian patient. Patient GL, from Québec, suffered a rare neuropathy which left her without proprioceptive afferent fibers. Tis unique condition allows scientists to test novel hypotheses on the link between motor behavior, functional rehabilitation and neural plasticity. Two teams of the laboratory (Comportements Perceptivo-Moteurs, et Perfomance Motrice et Modélisation) are already preparing the visit of the deafferented patient.