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Jason Neva

Professeur adjoint

Faculté de médecine - École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l'activité physique

Centre d'éducation physique et des sports (CEPSUM), room 8211

514 343-6111 #49267

jason.neva@umontreal.ca

Profile

Research expertise

  • Central nervous system mechanisms that support motor learning and control engine;
  • Impact of interventions (eg, acute exercises, transcranial magnetic stimulation) on neuroplasticity mechanisms and motor learning;
  • Development of more effective interventions to improve motor functions after stroke and neurodegenerative conditions

education

  • 2019 — Postdoctorat — Neurosciences, Physiothérapie, Médecine physique et réadaptationUniversité de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC)
  • 2014 — Doctorat — KinésiologieUniversité de Waterloo

Teaching and supervision

Projects

Research projects

2022 - 2026

Comprendre et améliorer les mécanismes neuronaux soutenant l'apprentissage moteur : applications à la réadaptation motrice

Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Bourse de chercheur-boursier : Junior 1
2022 - 2026

Comprendre et améliorer les mécanismes neuronaux soutenant l'apprentissage moteur : applications à la réadaptation motrice

Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Établissement de jeunes chercheurs Juniors 1
2020 - 2026

Les mécanismes neuronaux qui sous-tendent la promotion de l'apprentissage moteur par l'exercice aigu

Lead researcher : Jason Neva
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe
2019 - 2023

Nouveaux Centres et Instituts de recherche - Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur le Cerveau et l'Apprentissage (CIRCA)

Lead researcher : Christian Casanova
Co-researchers : Arlette Kolta , Jason Neva , Matthieu Vanni
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention de centres de recherche
2020 - 2021

Effets neurophysiologiques d'une période d'exercice aigu chez les jeunes en bonne santé

Lead researcher : Jason Neva
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs:
2019 - 2021

The impact of eccentric versus concentric cycling exercise on motor learning: is the benefit worth the pain?

Funding sources: Fondation de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Publications sélectionnées:

Neva JL, Hayward KS, Boyd LA. (2019). Therapeutic effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in stroke: Moving towards a personalized approach. The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology, Volume III: Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine. Volume Editors: Richards, C.S., & Cohen, L.M. Associate Editor: Robert Paul. John Wiley & Sons: Oxford, UK.

Neva JL, Ma JA, Orsholits D, Boisgontier MP, Boyd LA. (2019). The effects of acute exercise on visuomotor adaptation, learning, and inter-limb transfer. Experimental Brain Research Apr;237(4):1109-1127. 

Neva JL, Brown KE, Wadden KP, Mang CS, Borich MR, Meehan SK, Boyd LA (2019). The effects of five sessions of continuous theta burst stimulation over contralesional sensorimotor cortex paired with paretic skilled motor practice in people with chronic stroke. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 37(3):273-290.

Sacheli MA, Neva JL, Lakhani B … Boyd LA, Sossi V, Stoessl AJ (2019). Exercise increases dopamine release and alters ventral striatal activity in Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders. 2019 Dec;34(12):1891-1900.

Ferris JK, Neva JL, Fransisco BA, Boyd LA (2018). Hemispheric differences in paired associative stimulation-induced motor cortical plasticity in individuals with chronic stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 32(8):671-681.

Neva JL, Brown KE, Mang CS, Francisco B, Boyd LA (2017). An acute bout of exercise modulates bilateral intracortical and interhemispheric excitability. European Journal of Neuroscience May;45(10):1343-1355.

Neva JL, Lakhani B, Brown KE, Wadden KP, Mang CS, Ledwell NHM, Borich MR, Vavasour IM, Laule C, Trabolusee AL, MacKay AL, Boyd LA. (2016). Multiple measures of corticospinal excitability is associated with clinical measures of disease state in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Behavioural Brain Research 297:187-195

Neva JL, Vesia M, Singh AM, Staines WR (2015). Bilateral primary motor cortex circuitry is modulated due to theta burst stimulation to left dorsal premotor cortex and bimanual training. Brain Research 1618:61-74.

Singh AM, Neva JL, Staines WR (2014). Acute exercise enhances the response to paired associative stimulation-induced plasticity in the primary motor cortex. Experimental Brain Research 232(11):3675-85.

Disciplines

  • Kinesiology
  • Neurosciences

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Motor System
  • Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders
  • Neuronal Modeling