Dr Martin   Heroux
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Martin Heroux

2004-2008 Doctor of Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Norman

School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: The Effect of Contraction Type and Intensity, Mass Loading and Visual Feedback on Wrist Tremor in Individuals with Essential Tremor

2001-2003 Masters
Supervisor: Dr. François Tremblay

School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: Cortico-Motor Adaptations and Proprioceptive Acuity in Patients with Unilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency

1997-2001 Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Program, University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

medicine-health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Héroux trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Ottawa, where he subsequently research his Master's degree. He obtained his PhD from Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of British Columbia. He has worked at Neuroscience Research Australia for over 5 years now, where his research spans a variety of areas. Dr. Héroux has completed numerous studies on human motor neuron physiology and muscle function and biomechanics. He also has an interest in human proprioception and sensorimotor control. More recently, Dr. Héroux has investigated issues surrounding bad science and poor reporting in the biomedical science.

Dr. Héroux is currently a Senior Post-doctoral Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and a conjoint lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.

Phone
93991842
Location
Neuroscience Research Australia

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Luu BL; McDonald RJ; Bolsterlee B; Héroux ME; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2021, 'Movement of the ribs in supine humans for small and large changes in lung volume.', J Appl Physiol (1985), vol. 131, pp. 174 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01046.2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Anderman I; Vouis SN; Diong J; Stubbs PW; Herbert RD, 2020, 'History-dependence of muscle slack length in humans: Effects of contraction intensity, stretch amplitude, and time', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 129, pp. 957 - 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00106.2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Rana A; Butler AA; Gandevia SC; Héroux ME, 2020, 'Judgements of hand location and hand spacing show minimal proprioceptive drift', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 238, pp. 1759 - 1767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05836-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME, 2020, 'Back up, did you just say ‘localised activity in a human back muscle with possible functional implications’!', Journal of Physiology, vol. 598, pp. 211 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP279193
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Diong J; Héroux ME; Gandevia SC; Herbert RD, 2019, 'Minimal force transmission between human thumb and index finger muscles under passive conditions', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0212496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212496
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Butler AA; Héroux ME; van Eijk T; Gandevia SC, 2019, 'Stability of perception of the hand's aperture in a grasp', Journal of Physiology, vol. 597, pp. 5973 - 5984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP278630
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Gandevia SC, 2019, 'Poor statistical reporting and spin in neuromuscular fatigue research', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 119, pp. 2119 - 2120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04193-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Eschmann H; Héroux ME; Cheetham JH; Potts S; Diong J, 2019, 'Thumb and finger movement is reduced after stroke: An observational study', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217969
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Diong J; Gandevia SC; Nguyen D; Foo Y; Kastre C; Andersson K; Butler JE; Héroux ME, 2019, 'Small amounts of involuntary muscle activity reduce passive joint range of motion', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 127, pp. 229 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00168.2019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Qureshi HG; Butler AA; Kerr GK; Gandevia SC; Héroux ME, 2019, 'The hidden hand is perceived closer to midline', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 237, pp. 1773 - 1779, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-019-05546-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Foo Y; Héroux ME; Chia L; Diong J, 2019, 'Involuntary hamstring muscle activity reduces passive hip range of motion during the straight leg raise test: A stimulation study in healthy people', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2511-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME, 2019, 'Reporting matters: Brain mapping with transcranial magnetic stimulation', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 40, pp. 352 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24371
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Gandevia SC; Muceli S; Héroux M, 2019, 'Signing up to motor signatures: A unique link to action', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 127, pp. 1163 - 1164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00643.2019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Gandevia S; Héroux M, 2019, 'Statistics and spin: it's time to improve', Journal of Physiology, vol. 597, pp. 4411 - 4412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP278335
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Luu BL; Muceli S; Saboisky JP; Farina D; Héroux ME; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2018, 'Motor unit territories in human genioglossus estimated with multichannel intramuscular electrodes', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 124, pp. 664 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00889.2017
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Diong J; Butler AA; Gandevia SC; Héroux ME, 2018, 'Poor statistical reporting, inadequate data presentation and spin persist despite editorial advice', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202121
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Stubbs PW; Walsh LD; D'Souza A; Héroux ME; Bolsterlee B; Gandevia SC; Herbert RD, 2018, 'History-dependence of muscle slack length following contraction and stretch in the human vastus lateralis', Journal of Physiology, vol. 596, pp. 2121 - 2129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP275527
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Qureshi HG; Butler AA; Kerr GK; Gandevia SC; Héroux ME, 2018, 'Effects of horizontal distance and limb crossing on perceived hand spacing and ownership: Differential sensory processing across hand configurations', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35895-2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Bayle N; Butler AA; Gandevia SC, 2018, 'Time, touch and temperature affect perceived finger position and ownership in the grasp illusion', Journal of Physiology, vol. 596, pp. 267 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP274781
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME, 2018, 'Valuing and adequately reporting exploratory research', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 120, pp. 880 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00336.2018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Gandevia SC; Butler AA; Héroux ME, 2018, 'Heritability of majo.components of proprioception', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 125, pp. 971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00274.2018
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Martin Heroux
    D'Amico JM; Butler AA; Héroux ME; Cotel F; Perrier JFM; Butler JE; Gandevia SC; Taylor JL, 2017, 'Human motoneurone excitability is depressed by activation of serotonin 1A receptors with buspirone', Journal of Physiology, vol. 595, pp. 1763 - 1773, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP273200
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Butler AA; Héroux ME; Gandevia SC, 2017, 'Body ownership and a new proprioceptive role for muscle spindles', Acta Physiologica, vol. 220, pp. 19 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apha.12792
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Loo CK; Taylor JL; Gandevia SC, 2017, 'Questionable science and reproducibility in electrical brain stimulation research', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175635
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME, 2017, 'Tap, tap, who's there? It's localized muscle activity elicited by the human stretch reflex', Journal of Physiology, vol. 595, pp. 4575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP274579
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Dakin CJ; Héroux ME; Luu BL; Inglis JT; Blouin JS, 2016, 'Vestibular contribution to balance control in the medial gastrocnemius and soleus', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 115, pp. 1289 - 1297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00512.2015
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Stubbs PW; Herbert RD, 2016, 'Behavior of human gastrocnemius muscle fascicles during ramped submaximal isometric contractions', Physiological Reports, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.14814/phy2.12947
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Blouin JS; Brown HJ; Héroux ME; Inglis JT; Siegmund GP, 2016, 'Reply from J. S. Blouin, H. J. Brown, M. E. Héroux, J. T. Inglis and G. P. Siegmund', Journal of Physiology, vol. 594, pp. 1955, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP272017
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Taylor JL; Gandevia SC, 2016, 'Erratum: The use and abuse of transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate corticospinal excitability in humans (PLoS ONE (2015) 10:12 (e0144151) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144151)', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147890
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux M, 2016, 'Inadequate reporting of statistical results', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 116, pp. 1536 - 1537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00550.2016
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Butler AA; Gandevia SC; Taylor JL; Butler JE, 2015, 'Time course of human motoneuron recovery after sustained low-level voluntary activity', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 115, pp. 803 - 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00950.2015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Taylor JL; Gandevia SC, 2015, 'The use and abuse of transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate corticospinal excitability in humans', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144151
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Brown HJ; Inglis JT; Siegmund GP; Blouin JS, 2015, 'Motor units in the human medial gastrocnemius muscle are not spatially localized or functionally grouped', Journal of Physiology, vol. 593, pp. 3711 - 3726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP270307
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Butler AA; Héroux ME; Gandevia SC, 2015, 'How weight affects the perceived spacing between the thumb and fingers during grasping', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127983
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Law TCY; Fitzpatrick RC; Blouin JS, 2015, 'Cross-modal calibration of vestibular afference for human balance', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124532
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Herbert RD; Héroux ME; Diong J; Bilston LE; Gandevia SC; Lichtwark GA, 2015, 'Changes in the length and three-dimensional orientation of muscle fascicles and aponeuroses with passive length changes in human gastrocnemius muscles', Journal of Physiology, vol. 593, pp. 441 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2014.279166
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Dakin CJ; Luu BL; Inglis JT; Blouin JS, 2014, 'Absence of lateral gastrocnemius activity and differential motor unit behavior in soleus and medial gastrocnemius during standing balance', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 116, pp. 140 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00906.2013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Norman KE; Héroux ME, 2013, 'Measures of fine motor skills in people with tremor disorders: Appraisal and interpretation', Frontiers in Neurology, vol. 4 MAY, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2013.00050
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Héroux ME; Walsh LD; Butler AA; Gandevia SC, 2013, 'Is this my finger? Proprioceptive illusions of body ownership and representation', Journal of Physiology, vol. 591, pp. 5661 - 5670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2013.261461
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Heroux ME; Gandevia SC; Heroux M, 2013, 'Human muscle fatigue, eccentric damage and coherence in the EMG', ACTA Physiologica Scandinavica, vol. 208, pp. 294 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apha.12133
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Martin Heroux
    Eshmann H; Heroux M; Cheetham J; Potts S; Diong J, 2018, 'HOW MUCH DOES THE HAND MOVE AFTER STROKE?', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 13, pp. 89 - 89, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000448113301160&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

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