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Dr Martin Heroux

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Biography

Dr. Héroux trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Ottawa, where he subsequently research his Master's degree. He obtained his PhD from Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of British Columbia. He has worked at Neuroscience Research Australia for over 5 years now, where his research spans a variety of areas. Dr. Héroux has completed numerous studies on human motor neuron...view more

Dr. Héroux trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Ottawa, where he subsequently research his Master's degree. He obtained his PhD from Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of British Columbia. He has worked at Neuroscience Research Australia for over 5 years now, where his research spans a variety of areas. Dr. Héroux has completed numerous studies on human motor neuron physiology and muscle function and biomechanics. He also has an interest in human proprioception and sensorimotor control. More recently, Dr. Héroux has investigated issues surrounding bad science and poor reporting in the biomedical science.

Dr. Héroux is currently a Senior Post-doctoral Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and a conjoint lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.


My Qualifications

2004-2008 Doctor of Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Norman

School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: The Effect of Contraction Type and Intensity, Mass Loading and Visual Feedback on Wrist Tremor in Individuals with Essential Tremor

2001-2003 Masters
Supervisor: Dr. François Tremblay

School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: Cortico-Motor Adaptations and Proprioceptive Acuity in Patients with Unilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency

1997-2001 Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Program, University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


My Research Activities

Accepted

  • Qureshi HG, Butler AA, Kerr GK, Gandevia SC, Héroux ME. Effects of horizontal distance and limb crossing on perceived hand spacing and ownership: Differential sensory processing across hand configurations. Scientific Reports (Accepted).
  • Héroux ME. Reporting matters: brain mapping with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Human Brain Mapping (Accepted).

2018

  • Héroux ME (2018). Valuing and adequately reporting exploratory research. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120:880-881.
  • Gandevia SC, Butler AA, Héroux ME. Heritability of major components of proprioception. Journal of Applied Physiology, 125:971.
  • Diong J, Butler AA, Gandevia SC, Héroux ME (2018). Poor statistical reporting, inadequate data presentation and spin persist despite editorial advice. PLOS One, 13:e0202121.
  • Stubbs PW, Walsh LD, D’Souza A, Héroux ME, Bolsterlee B, Gandevia SC, Herbert RD (2018). History-dependence of muscle slack length following contraction and stretch in the human vastus lateralis. Journal of Physiology, 596:2121-2129.
  • Luu BL, Muceli S, Saboisky JP, Farina D, Héroux ME, Bilston LE, Gandevia SC, Butler JE (2018). Motor unit territories in human genioglossus estimated with multi-channel intramuscular electrodes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 124: 664-667.
  • Héroux ME, Bayle N, Butler AA, Gandevia SC (2018). Time, touch and temperature affect perceived finger position and ownership in the grasp illusion. Journal of Physiology 596: 267-280.

2017

  • Héroux ME (2017).Tap, tap, who's there? It's localized muscle activity elicited by the human stretch reflex. Journal of Physiology 595: 4575.
  • Héroux ME, Butler AA, Gandevia SC (2017). Body ownership: a new role for muscle spindles. Acta Physiologica, 220: 19-27.
  • Héroux ME, Loo CK, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC (2017). Questionable science and reproducibility in electrical brain stimulation research. PLOS One 12: e0175635.
  • D'Amico JM, Butler AA, Héroux ME, Cotel F, Perrier JFM, Bulter JE, Gandevia SC, Taylor JL (2017). Human motoneuron excitability is depressed by 5HT1A receptor activation with buspirone. Journal of Physiology, 595: 1763-73.

2016

  • Héroux ME (2016). Inadequate reporting of statistical results. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116: 1536-37.
  • Héroux ME, Stubbs P, Herbert RD (2016). Behaviour of human gastrocnemius muscle fascicles during ramped sub-maximal isometric contractions. Physiological Report, 4: e12947.
  • Blouin JS, Brown HJ, Héroux ME, Inglis JT,  Siegmund GP (2016). Indwelling recordings indicate motor units in the human medial gastrocnemius muscle are not spatially localized. Journal of Physiology, 594: 1955.
  • Dakin CJ, Héroux ME,  Luu BL, Inglis JT, Blouin J-S (2016). Vestibular contribution to balance control in the medial gastrocnemius and soleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115:1289-97.
  • Héroux ME, Butler AA, Gandevia SC, Taylor JL, Bulter JE (2016). Recovery of human motoneuron excitability from a sustained contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115: 803-12.

2015

  • Héroux ME, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC (2015). The use and abuse of transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate corticospinal excitability in humans. PLOS One, 10:e0144151.
  • Héroux ME, Brown HJ, Siegmund GP, Inglis JT, Blouin J-S (2015). Motor units in the human medial gastrocnemius muscle are not spatially localized. Journal of Physiology, 593:3711-26.
  • Butler AA, Héroux ME, Gandevia SC (2015). How weight affects the perceived spacing between the thumb and fingers during grasping. PLOS One, 10:e0127983.
  • Héroux ME, Law TCY, Fitzpatrick RC & Blouin JS (2015). Calibrating vestibular afference for balance. PLOS One, 10: e0124532.
  • Herbert RD, Héroux ME, Diong J, Bilston LE, Gandevia SC, Lichtwark GA (2015). Changes in the length and three-dimensional orientation of muscle fascicles and aponeuroses with passive length changes in human gastrocnemius muscles. Journal of Physiology, 593: 441–455.

2014

  • Héroux ME, Dakin CJ, Luu BL, Inglis JT & Blouin SJ (2014). Absence of lateral gastrocnemius activity and differential motor unit behaviour in soleus and medial gastrocnemius during standing balance. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116: 140-148.

2013

  • Héroux ME, Walsh LD, Butler AA & Gandevia SG (2013). Is this my finger? Propriocetive illusions of body ownership and representation. Journal of Physiology, 591: 5661-70.
  • Héroux ME & Gandevia SG (2013). Human muscle fatigue, eccentric damage and coherence in the EMG. Acta Phyiologica, 208: 294-95.
  • Héroux ME & Norman KE (2013). Measures of fine motor skills in people with tremor disorders: appraisal and interpretation. Frontiers in Neurology, 4:1-11.

2011

  • Norman KE, D'Ambroise SN, Pari G & Héroux ME  (2011).Tremor during movement correlates well with disability in people with essential tremor. Movement Disorders, 26: 2088:94.
  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2011). The effect of inertial loading and contraction type on wrist tremor in individuals with essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122: 1794-891.

2010 and earlier

  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2010). The effect of contraction intensity on force fluctuations and motor unit entrainment in individuals with essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121: 233-9.
  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2009). The effect of inertial loading on wrist postural tremor in essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120: 1020-9.
  • Parisi SL, Héroux ME, Culham EG & Norman KE (2006). Functional mobility and postural control in essential tremor. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87: 1357-1364.
  • Héroux ME, Parisi SL, Larocerie-Salgado J, & Norman KE (2006). Upper extremity disability in essential tremor. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87: 661-670.
  • Héroux ME &Tremblay F (2006). Corticomotor excitability associated with unilateral knee dysfunction secondary to anterior cruciate ligament injury. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy,14: 823-833.
  • Héroux ME &Tremblay F (2005). Proprioceptive acuity for weight discrimination after anterior cruciate ligament injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86: 1362-1368.
  • Héroux ME, Boisvenue M, Carrière M, Houston J, Tremblay LE, & Tremblay F (2003). Differential effect of peripheral electrical stimulation and vibratory stimulation on cortico-motor excitability in lower limb muscles. Physiotherapy Canada, 55: 153-158.

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Types of student: ILP, Honours, Master, PhD

Research Areas: Human sensory motor physiology, human muscle physiology and biomechanism, proprioception, reproducible research

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Location

Neuroscience Research Australia

Contact

93991842

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