Headed by Prof. Stephan Swinnen, the Motor Control Laboratory is part of the Research Centre for Motor Control and Neuroplasticity at K.U. Leuven, which is ranked in the top 10 of the most innovative universities (Reuters, 2016).
The Motor Control Laboratory is internationally recognized. It attracts a lot of post-doc and foreigner researchers and develops strong partnerships with several research groups over the world.
The primary focus of the lab is to understand the principles underlying control of human movement with special emphasis on coordination and cognitively demanding motor tasks in association with sensory processing. It also develops interest in skill acquisition and the neurobehavioral changes that occur as a result of practice. Team members have developed a long standing expertise in the study of normal and pathological aging, with more particular focus on the use of medical imaging techniques and brain stimulation techniques to better understand brain-behavior and structure-function relationships across life span.