Principal Investigator


Group Leader

Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences

Non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging platform

Clinical Medicine, Neurology



  Research Topics • Brain plasticity
• Clinical and cognitive neurosciences
  Subtopics • Executive functions
• Behavioral Neurology
• Neuroimaging

Questions addressed

The effect of cognitive training on the functional and structural organization of the brain
We focus mainly on training-induced cortical plasticity in sensory-cognitive and executive functions. We work with healthy and clinical populations (mostly brain-damaged patients) using neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation and clinical approaches. The overarching aim of our work is to develop efficient neuroplasticity-based rehabilitation strategies, new diagnosis tools and to optimize patient care.
We use neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation methods (transcranial brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulations) in humans.
We share numerous common research projects with Prof Jean-Marie Annoni, notably on the organization of the bilingual brain and neurodegenerative disorders.

  Keywords • Brain plasticity
• Learning
• Clinical neurosciences
• Executive functions
  Contact Email address lucas.spierer [at]  
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