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Integrative Neuroscience

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Assessment of Spinal Nociception Laboratory
- To assess and modulate spinal nociception in humans
- To understand reflex pathways and reflex modulation

Main Research Areas:
- The nociceptive withdrawal reflex
- Methods for quantifying the reflex receptive field
- Development of new models of cutaneous hyperalgesia and Long Term Potentiation
- Evaluation of sensory characteristics of existing models

assessment of spinal nociception laboratory

Head of Laboratory:
- Ole K. Andersen

Cortical Plasticity and Human Brain Mapping Lab.
- To investigate the organization and reorganization of the sensory and pain systems using high-density EEG recordings

Main Research Areas:
- Neuropsychology and psychophysiology of pain
- Experimental models for cortical reorganization using conditioning electrical stimulations
- Analysis of the effects of attention/distraction on the EEG rhythms in the expectancy of pain

Cortical Plasticity and Human Brain Mapping Lab

Head of Laboratory:
- Laura Petrini

Cutaneous Experimental Pain Research Laboratory
- To provide basic understanding of afferent input, plastic changes, and cognitive aspects consequently leading to the perception of cutaneous pain

Main Research Areas:
- Cutaneous stimulation technology developed through modeling and experimental validation
- Advanced psychophysical methods used for assessing the nature of cutaneous nociception
- Investigating sensory integration in the nociceptive system

Cutaneous Experimental Pain

Head of Laboratory:
- Carsten Dahl Mørch

Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory
- To design and evaluate simple; yet, usable prosthetic and therapeutic technologies integrating knowledge from biological control methods

Main Research Areas:
- Development of input systems to control assistive and prosthetic devices
- Development of life-like sensors (Golgi tendon organs, muscle spindles, joint receptors)
- Development of neural prostheses with surface electrodes

Rehabilitaion Engineering

Head of Laboratory:
- Lotte Struijk & Dejan Popovic

Sensory-Motor Rehabilitation Technology Laboratory
- To develop techniques for assisting gait rehabilitation after cerebral stroke
- Basic understanding of the motor control of the reflex during gait

Main Research Areas:
- The spinal organisation of the human withdrawal reflex during different postural conditions and gait
- Identification of strategies for controlling the reflex size and the reflex direction during gait
- Establishing a tool for sub-acute rehabilitation of gait in stroke patients

Sensory-Motor Rehabilitation Lab

Head of Laboratory:
- Erika G. Spaich

Telehealth & Telerehabilitation Laboratory
- To test and develop prototypes of welfare, telehealth and telerehabilitation technologies in close collaboration with all involved participants

Main Research Areas:
- Innovation of prototypes and “proof-of concept” of new welfare and tele-health/rehab. technologies
- New tools, methods and technologies for patients to monitor own health and well-being
- Clinical trials of  telehealth and rehabilitation technologies

Telehealth and Telerehab

Head of Laboratory:
- Birthe Dinesen

Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Lab.
- To perform Basic and in vivo studies to develop suitable models and biomarkers for investigating the efficacy and safety of certain medications

Main Research Areas:
- Neuropharmacology e.g. Analgesics
- Immunopharmacology e.g. Anti inflammatory drugs, Anti allergic drugs
- Migraine Headache (Mechanisms, Novel targets)
- Glial modulation of pain

Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory

Head of Laboratory:
- Parisa Gazerani

Pelvic Organs Laboratory
- The development of electrical stimulation methods to treat both bladder and bowel dysfunction

Main Research Areas:
- Stimulation driven defecation using an implantable system in an animal model
- Development of a sensor that is able to detect the onset of a bladder contraction
- Develop and test a new method to treat stress incontinence

Pelvic Organs

Head of Laboratory:
- Nico Rijkhoff



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