Dr Manuel Varlet

Research Program: Music Cognition and ActionManuel Varlet


The research of Dr Manuel Varlet focuses on the processes underlying unintentional and intentional coordination of our movements with other people and environmental rhythms. His research aims at understanding whether the coordination dynamics and the neuropsychological processes involved are moderated by how the actor visually attends to the stimulus and by the properties of the stimulus such as its kinematics or movement variability.

Before joining the Music Cognition and Action group at MARCS Institute, Dr 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 Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)