Jan Ruffieux

Dr. rer. nat.


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 jan.ruffieux@unifr.ch
 +41 26 300 7262
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0150-5548

My teaching activities primarily cover the areas of biomechanics of the movement, motor control and motor learning, and data analysis (with MATLAB), as well as the supervision of master theses.

My research interests lie in the field of motor control and motor learning in general, with a special interest in postural control and motor memory consolidation. In addition to the planning and realization of research projects, my activities include assistance with the acquisition of third-party funding, the supervision of doctoral students, the maintenance and development of the lab, and the development of research tools.

Biographie

After my bachelor's degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen in 2011 and my master's degree at the University of Fribourg in 2013, I completed my doctoral degree at the University of Fribourg in 2018.


Recherche et publications

  • Recent publications

    Wälchli M, Keller M, Ruffieux J, Mouthon A, & Taube W. (2018). Age-dependent adaptations to anticipated and non-anticipated perturbations after balanec training in children. Hum Mov Sci, 59, 170-177.

     

    Mouthon A, Ruffieux J, Mouthon M, Hoogewoud HM, Annoni JM, & Taube W. (2018). Age-related differences in cortical and subcortical activities during observation and motor imagery of dynamic postural tasks: An fMRI study. Neural Plast, 2018, 1598178.

     

    Ruffieux J, Mouthon A, Keller M, Annoni JM, & Taube W. (2018). Balance training reduces brain activity during motor simulation of a challenging balance task in older adults: An fMRI study. Front Behav Neurosci, 12, 10.

     

    Wälchli M, Tokuno CD, Ruffieux J, Keller M, & Taube W. (2017). Preparatory cortical and spinal settings to counteract anticipated and non-anticipated perturbations. Neuroscience, 365, 12-22.

     

    Kuhn YA, Keller M, Ruffieux J, & Taube W. (2017). Intracortical inhibition within the primary motor cortex can be modulated by changing the focus of attention. J Vis Exp, 127.

     

    Ruffieux J, Mouthon A, Keller M, Wälchli M, & Taube W. (2017). Behavioral and neural adaptations in response to five weeks of balance training in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. J Negat Results Biomed, 16(11), 11.

     

    Wälchli M, Ruffieux J, Mouthon A, Keller M, & Taube W. (2017). Is young age a limiting factor when training balance? Effects of child-oriented balance training in children and adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 30(1), 176-184.

     

    Mouthon A, Ruffieux J, Keller M, & Taube W. (2016). Age-related differences in corticospinal excitability during observation and motor imagery of balance tasks. Front Aging Neurosci, 8, 317.

     

    Kuhn YA, Keller M, Ruffieux J, & Taube W. (2017). Adopting an external focus of attention alters intracortical inhibition within the primary motor cortex. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 220(2), 289-299.

     

    Wälchli M, Ruffieux J, Bourquin Y, Keller M, & Taube W. (2016). Maximizing performance: Augmented feedback, focus of attention, and/or reward? Med Sci Sports Exerc, 48(4), 714-719.

     

    Ruffieux J, Keller M, Lauber B, & Taube W. (2015). Changes in standing and walking performance under dual-task conditions across the lifespan. Sports Med, 45(12), 1739-1758.

     

    Mouthon A, Ruffieux J, Wälchli M, Keller M, & Taube, W. (2015). Task-dependent changes of corticospinal excitability during observation and motor imagery of balance tasks. Neuroscience, 303, 535-543.