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Benjamin Pageaux

Pageaux Benjamin


Contact information

École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l'activité physique (EKSAP), Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal CEPSUM 2100 boul. Édouard-Montpetit Montréal, Québec Canada H3T 1J4
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Benjamin obtained his MSc in Adapted Physical Activities at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) in 2011, and his PhD in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Kent (United Kingdom) in 2015. He was then a postdoctoral researcher within the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) U1093 laboratory based in Dijon from 2015 to 2018. Benjamin is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences (EKSAP) at the Université de Montréal.

Research interests

Benjamin’s multidisciplinary background allowed him to acquire knowledge in the neurophysiology of exercise and movement that he is now integrating with theories and experimental techniques from motivation psychology, neuropsychology and psychophysics.

The overarching goal of Benjamin’s  research program is to understand the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of effort perception, in order to improve health and performance. His research program contains three axes :

•    Axis 1: Understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for the increased  perception of effort in the presence of physical and mental fatigue, as well as pain.

•    Axis 2: Improving the efficiency of training and rehabilitation methods by manipulating mechanisms identified in the Axis 1.

•    Axe 3: Understanding the role of perceived effort in the regulation of physical activity


Links of interest

Benjamin’s publications are available on his ResearchGate profile.