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
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bye EA; Héroux ME; Boswell-Ruys CL; Perez MA; Purcell M; Taylor J; Lee BB; McCaughey EJ; Butler JE; Gandevia SC, 2022, 'Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation combined with locomotor training to improve walking ability in people with chronic spinal cord injury: study protocol for an international multi-centred double-blinded randomised sham-controlled trial (eWALK)', Spinal Cord, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41393-021-00734-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Heroux ME; Butler AA; Robertson LS; Fisher G; Gandevia SC, 2022, 'Proprioception: a new look at an old concept', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 132, pp. 811 - 814, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00809.2021
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kishimoto KC; Heroux ME; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Diong J, 2022, 'Erratum: Estimation of maximal muscle electromyographic activity fromthe relationship betweenmuscle activity and voluntary activation (J Appl Physiol (2021) 1985: 130 (1352–1361) DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00557.2020)', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 132, pp. 434 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00557.2020_COR
    Journal articles | 2021
    Butler AA; Robertson LS; Wang AP; Gandevia SC; Heroux ME, 2021, 'Do interoception and attending to the upper limbs affect body ownership and body representation in the grasp illusion?', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259988
    Journal articles | 2021
    Héroux ME, 2021, 'Analyzing dependent data as if independent biases effect size estimates and increases the risk of false-positive findings', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 130, pp. 675 - 676, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/JAPPLPHYSIOL.01024.2020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Héroux ME; Whitaker RM; Maas H; Herbert RD, 2021, 'Negligible epimuscular myofascial force transmission between the human rectus femoris and vastus lateralis muscles in passive conditions', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 121, pp. 3369 - 3377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-021-04801-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kishimoto KC; Heroux ME; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Diong J, 2021, 'Estimation of maximal muscle electromyographic activity from the relationship between muscle activity and voluntary activation', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 130, pp. 1352 - 1361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00557.2020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luu BL; McDonald RJ; Bolsterlee B; Heroux ME; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2021, 'Movement of the ribs in supine humans for small and large changes in lung volume', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 131, pp. 174 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01046.2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    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 | 2020
    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
    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 | 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2018
    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
    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 | 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2017
    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
    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
    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 | 2017
    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 | 2016
    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
    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
    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 | 2016
    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
    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 | 2015
    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
    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 | 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2014
    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
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    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
    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 | 2011
    Norman KE; D'Amboise SN; Pari G; Héroux ME, 2011, 'Tremor during movement correlates well with disability in people with essential tremor.', Mov Disord, vol. 26, pp. 2088 - 2094, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.23811
  • Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Hudson A; Luu B; McDonald R; Bolsterlee B; Heroux M; Butler J, 2021, 'RESPIRATORY RIB MOVEMENTS IN SUPINE HUMANS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 26, pp. 190 - 190, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000644657800361&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    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

Accepted

  • Qureshi HG, Butler AA, Kerr GK, Gandevia SC, Héroux ME. Effects of horizontal distance and limb crossing on perceived hand spacing and ownership: Differential sensory processing across hand configurations. Scientific Reports (Accepted).
  • Héroux ME. Reporting matters: brain mapping with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Human Brain Mapping (Accepted).

2018

  • Héroux ME (2018). Valuing and adequately reporting exploratory research. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120:880-881.
  • Gandevia SC, Butler AA, Héroux ME. Heritability of major components of proprioception. Journal of Applied Physiology, 125:971.
  • Diong J, Butler AA, Gandevia SC, Héroux ME (2018). Poor statistical reporting, inadequate data presentation and spin persist despite editorial advice. PLOS One, 13:e0202121.
  • 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, 596:2121-2129.
  • 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 multi-channel intramuscular electrodes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 124: 664-667.
  • 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 596: 267-280.

2017

  • Héroux ME (2017).Tap, tap, who's there? It's localized muscle activity elicited by the human stretch reflex. Journal of Physiology 595: 4575.
  • Héroux ME, Butler AA, Gandevia SC (2017). Body ownership: a new role for muscle spindles. Acta Physiologica, 220: 19-27.
  • Héroux ME, Loo CK, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC (2017). Questionable science and reproducibility in electrical brain stimulation research. PLOS One 12: e0175635.
  • D'Amico JM, Butler AA, Héroux ME, Cotel F, Perrier JFM, Bulter JE, Gandevia SC, Taylor JL (2017). Human motoneuron excitability is depressed by 5HT1A receptor activation with buspirone. Journal of Physiology, 595: 1763-73.

2016

  • Héroux ME (2016). Inadequate reporting of statistical results. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116: 1536-37.
  • Héroux ME, Stubbs P, Herbert RD (2016). Behaviour of human gastrocnemius muscle fascicles during ramped sub-maximal isometric contractions. Physiological Report, 4: e12947.
  • Blouin JS, Brown HJ, Héroux ME, Inglis JT,  Siegmund GP (2016). Indwelling recordings indicate motor units in the human medial gastrocnemius muscle are not spatially localized. Journal of Physiology, 594: 1955.
  • Dakin CJ, Héroux ME,  Luu BL, Inglis JT, Blouin J-S (2016). Vestibular contribution to balance control in the medial gastrocnemius and soleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115:1289-97.
  • Héroux ME, Butler AA, Gandevia SC, Taylor JL, Bulter JE (2016). Recovery of human motoneuron excitability from a sustained contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115: 803-12.

2015

  • Héroux ME, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC (2015). The use and abuse of transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate corticospinal excitability in humans. PLOS One, 10:e0144151.
  • Héroux ME, Brown HJ, Siegmund GP, Inglis JT, Blouin J-S (2015). Motor units in the human medial gastrocnemius muscle are not spatially localized. Journal of Physiology, 593:3711-26.
  • Butler AA, Héroux ME, Gandevia SC (2015). How weight affects the perceived spacing between the thumb and fingers during grasping. PLOS One, 10:e0127983.
  • Héroux ME, Law TCY, Fitzpatrick RC & Blouin JS (2015). Calibrating vestibular afference for balance. PLOS One, 10: e0124532.
  • 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, 593: 441–455.

2014

  • Héroux ME, Dakin CJ, Luu BL, Inglis JT & Blouin SJ (2014). Absence of lateral gastrocnemius activity and differential motor unit behaviour in soleus and medial gastrocnemius during standing balance. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116: 140-148.

2013

  • Héroux ME, Walsh LD, Butler AA & Gandevia SG (2013). Is this my finger? Propriocetive illusions of body ownership and representation. Journal of Physiology, 591: 5661-70.
  • Héroux ME & Gandevia SG (2013). Human muscle fatigue, eccentric damage and coherence in the EMG. Acta Phyiologica, 208: 294-95.
  • Héroux ME & Norman KE (2013). Measures of fine motor skills in people with tremor disorders: appraisal and interpretation. Frontiers in Neurology, 4:1-11.

2011

  • Norman KE, D'Ambroise SN, Pari G & Héroux ME  (2011).Tremor during movement correlates well with disability in people with essential tremor. Movement Disorders, 26: 2088:94.
  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2011). The effect of inertial loading and contraction type on wrist tremor in individuals with essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122: 1794-891.

2010 and earlier

  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2010). The effect of contraction intensity on force fluctuations and motor unit entrainment in individuals with essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121: 233-9.
  • Héroux ME, Pari G & Norman KE (2009). The effect of inertial loading on wrist postural tremor in essential tremor. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120: 1020-9.
  • Parisi SL, Héroux ME, Culham EG & Norman KE (2006). Functional mobility and postural control in essential tremor. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87: 1357-1364.
  • Héroux ME, Parisi SL, Larocerie-Salgado J, & Norman KE (2006). Upper extremity disability in essential tremor. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87: 661-670.
  • Héroux ME &Tremblay F (2006). Corticomotor excitability associated with unilateral knee dysfunction secondary to anterior cruciate ligament injury. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy,14: 823-833.
  • Héroux ME &Tremblay F (2005). Proprioceptive acuity for weight discrimination after anterior cruciate ligament injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86: 1362-1368.
  • Héroux ME, Boisvenue M, Carrière M, Houston J, Tremblay LE, & Tremblay F (2003). Differential effect of peripheral electrical stimulation and vibratory stimulation on cortico-motor excitability in lower limb muscles. Physiotherapy Canada, 55: 153-158.