Areas of research

Service of Neurosurgery

The Service of Neurosurgery has developed several areas of clinical and fundamental research on brain tumour biopsies, cerebral ischemia, neural stem cells and cellular physiology.

Ongoing fundamental research projects:

  • Tumour biology
  • Cellular and gene Therapy
  • Gamma-Knife
  • Neurobiology of epilepsy, stress and anxiety disorders
  • Research in neuromodulation

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Service of Neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation

The main axes of research in the Service of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation are:

  • Neurotechnology, in particular virtual reality (VR) and serious video games
  • Executive functions, in particular working memory
  • Neglect and other attention deficits
  • Peripersonal space
  • Multimodal brain connectivity
  • Cerebellar contribution to cognition and perception
  • Social cognition

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Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit has developed several areas of research involving patients with vascular injury or on awakening from coma.

The research focuses on prognostic evaluation tools, methods of communication, early mobilisation, re-education through virtual reality, and the impact of neuro-sensorial stimulation on development.

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Leenaards Center for Memory

The Center for Memory’s research focuses mainly on the following areas:

  • The search for new cognitive or neurofunctional markers of pathological brain aging.
  • The search for risk factors and aetio-pathogenic mechanisms through exploration of massive, multidimensional databases.
  • Study of action semantic disorders in neurodegenerative diseases that affect the motor system (Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes).
  • Provision of innovative technologies that compensate for disabilities that affect language and memory.
  • Phase 2-3 diagnostic and therapeutic clinical trials to promote innovative techniques, therapeutic intervention or new medication to prevent pathological brain aging or slow the progression of confirmed illnesses.

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 Last updated on 21/11/2023 at 14:40