We invite applications for 2 Postdoctoral positions at the University of Montpellier 1 (EuroMov - to work on a programme of research funded by the European Commission to investigate the beneficial effect of adaptive and variable rhythmic auditory stimulation on rhythmic motor activity (gait, running). The programme will be realized by a Consortium formed by laboratories located in France, Belgium, Ireland, and Spain.
The positions are for 24 months (possibility of a 12-month extension), to start from October 2013.

There is a tight link between the rhythm of external information (e.g., auditory) and movement. Our propensity to match movement to rhythm is natural, develops very precociously, and is likely hard-wired in humans, as shown by cognitive sciences and neurosciences. In this proposal, we exploit this compelling link between music and movement for boosting individual performance and enhancing health and wellness. This goal will be achieved by creating an intelligent technological architecture - BeatHealth. Our architecture will deliver embodied, flexible, and efficient rhythmical stimulation adapted to the individual's skills with the goal of enhancing or recovering features of movement performance (i.e., kinematics and physiological performance). The beneficial effects of BeatHealth will be evaluated in patients with movement disorders (i.e., Parkinson's disease), and in healthy individuals of various ages with moderate physical activity.

For more information and to apply see :

DEADLINE for application – August 15, 2013

Deborah Varoqui, PhD
Administrative Project Manager
Movement to Health Laboratory (M2H)
University Montpellier 1