News

News

March 2020: We publish in Neuroimage a paper on the effects of acute alcohol intoxication and the related expectations on the spatio-temporal architecture of inhibitory control 

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Feb 2020: The University of Fribourg has launched a new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Neuroscience and Education. The aim is to synchronise the latest advances in brain and education sciences to improve the success of young students; Dr Spierer gladly participates in the steering committee of the CAS: more information 

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Jan 2020: The LNS speaks about videogames and their use for rehabilitation in Universitas (auf Deutsch!). We briefly describe how gamifying cognitive training interventions may improve the effectiveness of interventions by improving participants' immersion, motivation and compliance.Link

Jan 2020: We welcome Naima Mory as a clinical research assistant, welcome!. Naima will be mainly in charge of supporting our work on the predictor of post-stroke functional recovery at the HFR.

Nov 2019: Our second Registered Report receives In Principle Acceptance in the journal Cortex. This project examines the neural correlates of caffeine-related expectations on executive functions. The adoption of the Registered Report format for hypothesis-driven studies represents an important move towards more open and reproductible science! (see our Publication Section). The data and our processing codes will be made publicly available on the projects' OSF pages as soon as the articles will be published.

Nov 2019: M De Pretto and E Accolla have received a competitive 'Spark!' SNF grant to work on auditory stimulation for gait disturbance in Parkinson’s disease. Congratulations!

Sept 2019: We present our gamified interventions at the Numerik Game Festival.

Aug 2019: We welcome Rosa Mar Castro to develop BCI for our gamified interventions.
Mar 2019: Our laboratory was very pleased to host interns during the Women in Science and Technology event.

Jan 2019: We welcome Marco Anziano as MD PhD student. Marco will work on the effect of brain lesion and post-stroke delay on the organization of the inhibitory control network, as well as on the recovery of functional independence after stroke.