Faculty Profile: Patrick Bedard

Patrick Bedard
Patrick Bedard
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
Work: +1 401-863-1258


After completing a PhD at the Université de Montréal in Kinesiology, I came to Brown to study how the brain controls movements and how it learns new ones using mostly fMRI. I am very interested in better understanding how motor memories are formed and kept in long-term memory.

Selected Publications

  • Bédard P, Thangaval A & Sanes JN (2008). Gaze influences finger movement-related and visual-related activation across the human brain. Experimental Brain Research 188(1): 63-75. (2008)
  • Bédard P & Sanes JN (2008). Gaze and hand position effects on finger-movement related human brain activation. Journal of Neurophysiology. (2008)
  • Bédard P & Proteau L (2005). Movement planning of a video and of manual aiming movements. Spatial Vision 18(3): 275-296. (2005)
  • Bédard P & Proteau L (2004). On-line vs. off-line utilization of peripheral visual afferent information to ensure spatial accuracy of goal-directed movements. Experimental Brain Research 158(1):75-85. (2004)
  • Bédard P, Proteau L (2003). On the role of peripheral visual afferent information for the control of rapid video-aiming movements. Acta Psychologica (Ams) 113(1): 99-117. (2003)
  • Bédard P, Proteau L (2001). On the role of static and dynamic visual afferent information in goal-directed aiming movements. Experimental Brain Research 138(4): 419-431. (2001)