Lenaic Borot

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Lénaïc Borot obtained her undergraduate degrees at the UFR STAPS (Faculté des Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives), University of Montpellier, France. After graduation, she completed a Master's degree in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Montpellier during which she did two internships at the EuroMov Laboratory, where her research focused on: (2016-2017) - Alterations of the haemodynamic response of the motor cortex to eccentric exercise; (2017-2018) - The impact of eccentric muscular action on the haemodynamic response in prefrontal, sensorimotor and parietal cortices using functional Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (fNIRS).
She then completed a second Master's degree in Science and Digital for Health, Mention: Health Device Engineering at University of Montpellier, France. This was associated with a research internship (2018-2019) at the Ecole des Mines d'Alès, France and the EuroMov laboratory. During this year, her research focused on the role of cognitive workload on dual-task performance investigated via fNIRS. Following this she started a PhD at LJMU.

PhD project Title: Now where was I? The changing role of prefrontal and motor cortices during pursuit
Lénaïc Borot is a DTA3/MSCA Co-funded PhD student in the school of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Supervisors: Prof. Simon Bennett, Dr Ruth Ogden, Dr Matthew Andrew

PhD Overview: Visual information is critical when interacting within the environment in our daily life (e.g. object manipulation, ambulatory activities etc.). However, in a complex and dynamic environment, it is often necessary to shift gaze attention to eccentric locations. This alters or interrupts the flow of visual information. The establishment of predictive processes is then necessary to allow the human brain to maintain normal perception and seems to be facilitated by simultaneous movement of the upper limbs. This led to the suggestion that ocular pursuit receives input from a direct (i.e., efference-copy) and indirect pathway. This should lead to a change in the functional organization of the brain in terms of activation as well as functional connectivity between areas. Therefore, the aim of this research is to use a combination of behavioural and neurophysiological protocols to study key areas and cortical networks involved in complex oculo-manual behaviour of neurotypical adults.




2019, University of Montpellier, France, MSc, Science and Digital for Health, Mention: Health Device Engineering
2018, University of Montpellier, France, MSc, Human Movement Sciences
2017, University of Montpellier, France, BSc, STAPS, Mention: Adapted Physical Activity and Health
2015, University of Montpellier, France, BSc, STAPS, Mention: Sports Training

Journal article

Borot L, Pageaux B, Laroche D, Vergotte G, Lepers R, Perrey S. 2024. Eccentric cycling involves greater mental demand and cortical activation of the frontoparietal network Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 34 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Borot L, Vergotte G, Perrey S. 2018. Different Hemodynamic Responses of the Primary Motor Cortex Accompanying Eccentric and Concentric Movements: A Functional NIRS Study Brain Sciences, 8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Borot L, Pageaux B, Laroche D, Vergotte G, Lepers R, Perrey S. 2019. Greater prefrontal and parietal activity during eccentric compared to concentric exercise ACTA PHYSIOLOGICA, 227 Author Url