Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (LNCO)

The team

The Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (Bertarelli  Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics) targets the brain mechanisms of body perception, body awareness and self-consciousness.

Projects rely on the investigation of healthy subjects, neurological, psychiatric, and orthopaedic patients by combining psychophysical and cognitive paradigms, state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques (high resolution fMRI, intracranial and surface EEG, TMS), and engineering-based approaches (virtual reality, vestibular stimulation, and robotics).

Next to studying the brain mechanisms of body perception, cognition, and self-consciousness, we pursue a very active line of research in neuroprosthetics, sensory substitution, neurorehabilitation in interdisciplinary fields of virtual reality, neuroscience, robotics, haptics, and brain-computer interfaces.