Marie-Helene Boudrias

Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y5

(514) 398-5457
Fax number: 
(514) 398-6360
Email address: 
mh.boudrias [at]
Assistant Professor

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Institute of Neurology, University College London (UK)
Post-doctoral Fellowship, FMRIB, University of Oxford (UK)
PhD Neuroscience, University of Kansas Medical Centre (USA)
BSc Physiotherapy, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Teaching areas: 

Research Areas:

corticospinal neurons
motor control

Current research: 

Dr. Boudrias' main focus of research aims to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying interaction between brain areas in aging subjects and stroke patients. She uses multimodal functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques as well as state-of-the-art data analysis methods to measure the precise dynamics of these interactions. The general aim of her research is to identify robust and sensitive biomarkers of motor ability and in the longer term, to design subject-specific therapeutic interventions by using physical training or stimulation protocols to maintain motor function and/or alleviate age-related declines in motor performance.


Selected publications: 

Rossiter HE, Boudrias MH and Ward NS. (2014). Do movement-related beta oscillations change following stroke? J Neurophysiol. [Epub ahead of print].

Rossiter HE, Davis EM, Clark EV, Boudrias MH and Ward NS. (2014). Beta oscillations reflect changes in motor cortex inhibition in healthy ageing. NeuroImage, 1(91): 360–365.

O'Shea J, Boudrias MH, Stagg CJ, Bachiar V, Kischka U, Blicher JU and Johansen-Berg H. (2014). Predicting behavioural response to TDCS in chronic motor stroke. NeuroImage, 15(85): 924-933.

Park CH, Kou N, Boudrias MH, Playford D and Ward NS. (2013). Assessing a standardised approach to measuring corticospinal integrity after stroke with DTI. NeuroImage, 2:521-533.

Rossiter H, Eaves C, Davis E, Boudrias MH, Park CH, Farmer S, Barnes G, Litvak V and Ward NS. (2012). Changes in the location of cortico-muscular coherence following stroke. NeuroImage Clinical, 13(2): 50-55.

Boudrias MH, Gonçalves CS, Penny W, Park CH, Rossiter H, Talelli P and Ward NS. (2012). The causal influence of ipsilateral cortical motor regions during motor performance increases with age. Neuroimage, 59(4): 3398-3405.

Park CH, Boudrias MH, Rossiter H and Ward NS. (2012). Age-related changes in topological architecture of the brain during a hand grip task. Neurobiology of Aging, 33(4):833.e27-833.e37.

Boudrias MH, McPherson RL, Frost SB and Cheney PD. (2010).  Output properties and organization of the forelimb representation of motor areas on the lateral aspect of the hemisphere in rhesus macaques. Cerebral Cortex, 20(1): 169-186.

Boudrias MH, Lee SP, Svojanovsky S and Cheney PD. (2010). Forelimb muscle representations and output properties of motor areas in the mesial wall of rhesus macaques. Cerebral Cortex, 20(3): 704-719.

Physical Therapy