Associate Professor Manuel Varlet | Chief Scientist

Research Program: Music Cognition and Action 


The research of Associate Professor Manuel Varlet investigates the perceptual-motor processes underlying human performances and their changes throughout life, with expertise and pathologies, using behavioural, neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods. He is particularly interested in identifying the neural, informational and biomechanical mechanisms that support and enhance agent-environment and multi-agent coordination. He employs a range of motion capture, EEG, TMS, tDCS/tACS and virtual reality technologies to investigate these perceptual-motor processes, as well as a wide variety of contemporary linear and nonlinear time-series analysis and dynamical modelling techniques.

Before joining the Music Cognition and Action group at MARCS Institute, Associate Professor Varlet was researcher in the EuroMov Centre at Montpellier-1 University (France) and in the centre for Cognition, Action and Perception at the University of Cincinnati (USA).

Research Interests

  • Sensorimotor synchronisation
  • Interpersonal coordination

Qualifications and Honours

  • Master in Human Movement Sciences (Montpellier-1 University, France), 2008
  • Ph.D in Human Movement Sciences (Montpellier-1 University, France), 2011


For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Manuel
Phone+61 2 9772 6612
LocationWestern Sydney University Westmead campus