Andrea Serino

Principal Investigator

MySpace Lab

NeuroRehab Research Center



Andrea Serino, Prof, PhD is Professor at the University Hospital of Lausanne, where he directs the Neurorehab Research Center and MySpace Lab. He got his PhD in Neuropsychology at the University of Bologna, where he was also assistant professor from 2006 to 2012. He was visiting scientist at University College London (2005) and invited professor at the University of Dijon (2010). He was Senior Scientist at the Center of Neuroprosthetics of the EPFL from 2012 to 2016, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze from 2016 to 2022. 

He has published several papers in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Neuron, Current Biology, Stroke, Brain, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Communication. His research has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (CH), the Leenaards Foundation (CH), the Volkswagen Stiftung (Germany), the Bertarelli Foundation (CH), by a foundation advised by CARIGEST S.A. (CH), the Italian Ministry of Research, the Cariplo Foundation (Italy), the Emilia Romagna region (Italy) and the British Academy (UK). He received in 2006 the De Renzi Prize from the Italian society of Neuropsychology and in 2016 the Leenaards Prize for translational research.

His main research topic is understanding the neural and cognitive basis of body and self experience in space. To this aim he has used multiple experimental techniques, both in healthy volunteers and in brain damaged patients, including psychophysics, non-invasive brain stimulation, fMRI, EEG and neural network modelling. Currently, he is working on how to apply such knowledge to develop virtual reality and neurotechnology applications for rehabilitation after neuronal damage. 

Selected Publications

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