Principal Investigator: Dr. Sonia Crottaz-Herbette
This project focuses on the plasticity following rehabilitation intervention on patients with right hemispheric damage. More specifically, we are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during cognitive tasks and resting state, as well as diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) to investigate the effects of a promising rehabilitation method that can alleviate cognitive deficits of patients with brain damage. This method, called “prismatic adaptation” has recently received much attention as a potential method for the rehabilitation of unilateral neglect symptoms in patients with right hemispheric damage. Our goal is to characterize how specific brain networks are functionally and anatomically modified by prism adaptation, and more generally how healthy brains, left and right damaged brains react differently to a cognitive training.
Isabel Tissières, PhD student Lemanic Neuroscience doctoral school
Mona Elamly, Master student, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine, 2014-2016
Manon Durand-Ruel, EPFL Life sciences, Master student, trainee
Louis Gudmundsson, Doctoral MD student, Faculty of Biology and Medecine, Lausanne University
Sujitha Kanagaratnam, Master student, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine, 2013-2015
Nicole Muller, Master student, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine, 2012-2014
Kathrin Ader, Master student, Faculté de Biologie et Médecine, 2011-2013
The work was supported by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation to S. Crottaz-Herbette (Marie-Heim-Vögtlin fellowship FNS PMPDP3_129028) and S. Clarke (FNS 320030B-141177) and from the Biaggi Foundation to S. Crottaz-Herbette.