Alix de Dieuleveult


About me…

Profile picture Alix de DieuleveultMy name is Alix, I am French. I was at first doing biology studies with a specialty in genetics but after an internship in the USA on neuroscience I decided to continue in that way and did a master in neuroscience, cognition and behavior. Finally, I am doing a PhD in the Netherlands on aging.

Why I joined PACE…

I was really interested by the subject of the work and I wanted to go abroad. But I think being of a network is really valuable. You learn faster with all the workshops and the presentations you have to do. You have a lot of support. And have to exchange with the others which is a part of our future job.

My Project…

To age successfully, older adults must be able to perform the activities of daily living. To do so, they need a good level of mobility and they need to take into account the information of the environment. However, we found that elderly people seems to have trouble to give appropriate weight to the information they receive from the environment through their senses (vision, audition, vestibular…) and try to use all the information available to them instead of choosing the relevant ones. This could have an impact on their performance in the activities of daily living and prevent them to live independently. The main goal of my project is to develop a toolkit that could help clinicians to assess the extent of multisensory integration in healthy older people individually.

 

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Secondment…

I did a secondment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This was really interesting. I have been able to run my own experiment there, a hitting task with young and elderly people. In the future, I would like to do another secondment in Israel at the SHEBA Medical Centre and be able to use the CAREN system there with elderly people.

 

Scientific Production…

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