Brussels 27-28/04/2018 HBiM CONGRESS:


Body, brain and environment
Time Orator Subject Country
9h00-9h10 Bruno Bonnechère Introduction Belgium
9h10-9h30 Nathanael Jarrassé
Researchgate profile
The mind-body problem in technology France
9h30-9h50 Anais Bernard
When art tries to reach our emotional consciousness. France
9h50-10h10 Stephane Grade
Researchgate profile
Contribution of dynamic body representations in space perception; the embodied mechanisms of spatial cognition Belgium
10h10-10h30 Discussions
10h30-10h50 coffee Break Posters and sponsors
Effort and cognition
10h50-11h10 Katina McCulloch
Researchgate profile
Pacing and self-regulation in elite athletes with intellectual
impairment: how exercise intensity regulation is linked to cognitive
Belgium – UK
11h10-11h30 Bart Roelands
Researchgate profile
Can mental fatigue alter physical capacity? Belgium
11h30-11h50 Vasileios Andrianopoulos
Researchgate profile
The effect of exercise on cognitive function in older adults with cognitive impairment Germany
11h50-12h10 Discussions
12h10-13h Lunch
13h00-13h20 Benjamin Pageaux
Researchgate profile
Where does perception of effort come from? France
13h20-13h40 Véronique Billat
Researchgate profile
Perception training for a better quality of life and performance France
13h40-14h Giorgia Cona
Researchgate profile
The role of cognitive functions in ultra-marathon running Italy
14h-14h20 Linda Schücker
Don’t think about your running movement! Focus of attention effects on running economy and kinematics Germany
14h20-14h30 Discussions
14h30-14h40 Short Break
From lab to practice
14h40-15h Eling D. de Bruin
Researchgate profile
For health or physical reasons, do you observe elderly falling and having difficulty walking? Train the brain! Sweden / CH
15h-15h20 Yves Vandermeeren
Researchgate profile
Implementing motor learning in stroke neuro-rehabilitation Belgium
15h20-15h40 Philippe Gallien
Researchgate profile
The living lab ISAR, a tool to facilitate the development of innovative technologies. France
15h40-15h50 Discussions
15h50-16h10 coffee Break Posters and sponsors
Pain and dyspnea
16h10-16h30 Cédric Lenoir
Researchgate profile
Probing the representation of pain in the human brain
16h30-16h50 Laurence Mangin
How the brain controls the respiratory muscles France
16h50-17h10 Andreas von Leupoldt
Researchgate profile
The neural processing of breathlessness Belgium
1710h-17h30 Discussions

Clinical application
9h-9h20 Simon Ladouce
Researchgate profile
Recording brain and body dynamics during natural behaviours in the real-world UK
9h20-9h40 Daniel Eaves
Researchgate profile
Motor imagery during action observation – a new approach to applied motor skills training UK
9h40-10h Geert Verheyden
Researchgate profile
Will virtual reality for the upper limb after stroke remain virtual reality? Lessons from the VIRTUES trial Belgium
10h-10h20 Emélie Lacroix
Researchgate profile
If I lose my balance, does it change my cognitive abilities? Belgium
10h20-10h40 Discussions
10h40-11h coffee Break Posters and sponsors
11h-11h20 Martin Edwards
Researchgate profile
The use of robotics and serious games for diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and motor problems following brain damage Belgium – UK
11h20-11h40 Stéphanie Dehem
Researchgate profile
Upper limb rehabilitation using a robotic device and serious games in brain damaged patients Belgium
11h40-12h Vincenza Montedoro
Robotics and serious games for diagnosis and treatment of cognitive deficits following brain damage Belgium
12h-12h20 Discussions
12h20-13h30 Lunch
Spin-off presentation
13h30-13h50 Nathalie Swimmen
Step based exercises to simultaneously address cognitive and motor
functions in virtual worlds. Experience from practice using the Dividat
13h50-14h10 Alexia Watelet
Researchgate profile
Projet ROGER Belgium
14h10-14h30 coffee Break Posters and sponsors

The brain and the body are still too often approached in a dualistic way in movement therapies. Yet, understanding the intimacy of this brain-body relationship and the complex interactions that result from it means putting the patient at the centre of the treatment and accepting him or her as a whole. It means accepting treating not only an organ, a limb or a function separately but adopting a much more holistic view. Progress made in basic and clinical research has highlighted these close

This congress will present this work in various fields such as pain, stress, daily physical activity or even balance. We will also highlight the practical and clinical implications for patients that this research may have on the body-brain relationship with, among other things, mental imagery, virtual reality or robotics for rehabilitation.

We believe that this brain-body relationship is the point of interface between different disciplines such as medicine, physiotherapy, neuropsychology, psychology, engineering, sociology and philosophy, and requires a multidisciplinary approach so that the patient benefits as much as possible from these advances. It is also paramount for us to incorporate the latter into this evolution of treatments.

To convince you, we invite you to attend the HBiM conference HBiM Congress ‘Brain and Body, it’s time to work together’.