School of Health & Human Performance

Dr
Johann
Issartel

Primary Department
School of Health & Human Performance
Role
Academic Staff
Phone number: 01 700
7461
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
A245

Academic biography

2008-Present: Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance. Director of the Multisensory Motor Learning Lab.
2006-2008 : Research Fellow in Multisensory Motor Interactions, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  
2003-2006: Ph.D in Human Movement Sciences, University Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France.

Research interests

My main research interests lie in the perception and action field, investigating how controlled movements may be coupled with sensory information. I am particularly interested in interpersonal coordination, whether this be in traditional motor control tasks or in sport settings. In addition I have been involved with investigating different aspects of the dynamical/ecological approach to perception and action. These included how information sharing influences the nature of interpersonal interaction and leads participants to unintended coordination. Consequently, I am interested in understanding how this information sharing is used to control movement and how information and movement are coupled in the case of different perception modalities (hearing, touch and/or sight). Following this line, the objective of the experimental manipulation of multimodal situations is to understand the weight of each sense and the link between them for human motor interactions and for the interactions between people.