In this line of research, the objective is to develop, assess and validate and implement innovating neurotechnology for cognitive neurology, neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation, such as closed-loop adaptive serious video games (including the cognitive exergame Body-Brain Trainer; Interventions and Diagnostics - Neuroscape) and immersive virtual reality (VR). intervention treatment designed to reduce cognitive deficits in patients with neurological conditions. The lab is equipped with VR devices, a driving simulator, an immersive giant screen, high-end computers, whole-body tracking and wearable physiological sensors. Research staff and collaborators consist of engineers, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists and neurologists with expertise in neurological rehabilitation. Interdisciplinary and multi-centric randomized controlled trials on novel cognitive neurorehabilitation are ongoing in multiple sclerosis (NCT03737825), HIV-related neurocognitive impairment and stroke.
Swiss National Science Foundation Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (snf.ch)
Eurostars Program Eureka | Eurostars (eurekanetwork.org)
Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) - Université de Lausanne (unil.ch)
The objective is to validate novel technology-assisted approaches for cognitive screening and evaluation of neurological patients. Our lab is currently investigating the utility of the tablet-based closed-loop adaptive cognitive game ACE-X (Adaptive Cognitive Evaluation Explorer; https://neuroscape.ucsf.edu/researchers-ace/) as a screening instrument for executive deficits in stroke and memory clinic patients.
This line of research focuses on developing novel approaches for the assessment and neurorehabilitation of social cognition in patients with acquired brain damage. Around a third of patients with acquired brain injury suffer from deficits in social cognition, but their clinical management remains rather limited. We combine neuropsychological approaches, lesion-symptom mapping techniques and multimodal brain connectivity to uncover the cerebro-cerebellar circuitries underwriting social perception, cognition and behavior in neurotypical and neurological populations.
Dre Peggy d'Honincthun
Dr Jean-Michel Pignat
Swiss National Science Foundation (Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (snf.ch))