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Berthoz Alain


Alain Berthoz

Alain Berthoz is Honorary Professor at the College de France, member of the French Academy of sciences and the Academy of Technologies, the Academia Europae, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and other Academies ( Royal Academy of Medicin of Belgium, and Academy of Medicine of Bulgaria). And has received several prizes from severa Academies for his research. He is an Engineer ( Ecole des Mines. Nancy ) , and is an expert in Biomechanics, Psychology and Neurophysiology. He is a world known specialist of the physiology of multisensory integration, spatial orientation, the vestibular system, the oculomotor system, locomotion, and spatial memory. His lab has participated in more than 10 SPACEFLIGHT on the MIR Station, SPACELAB and International Space Station for the study of the influence of gravity on perception, equilibrium and motor control . He has contributed to the understanding of the cognitive aspects of sensory-motor pathologies in children, and cognitive functions including recently psychiatric diseases. He has been at the origin of the technical development of a number of biomedical equipments, motion capture, haptic force-feedback devices, eye movement measurement, virtual reality for the study of navigation, locomotor and executive function deficits. He is currently cooperating, within European Projects on the study of cognitive deficits in cerebral palsy children and spatial memory deficits in Schizophrenic patients. He cooperates with robotics groups in Japan and Italy for bio-inspired robotics and humanoids and participated in several projects (NEUROROBOTICS, ROBOSOM, ROMEO, KOROIBOT etc..). He is the author of more than 300 papers in International journals. Gave plenary lectures at BIOROB, ICRA, IROS. He wrote several books on these subject among which “The Brain’s Sense of movement” (Harvard Univ Press) Trad. “Is sesno di movimiento” Mac Graw Hill. . “Emotion and Reason” The cognitive foundations of decision making Oxford Univ Press. “Trad. “Il sciencia della decisione Codice ». “Simplexity” ( Yale University Press) .Trad. “Simplessita” Codice. “La vicariance” ( O. Jacob 2013) Trad in course by Codice. He has received the honors of Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite, Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandatore of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.