Spierer Research Group

Laboratory for Neurorehabilitation Science

We are an interdisciplinary research team developing, validating and implementing plasticity-based cognitive enhancement and neurorehabilitation interventions. 



June 2024: New paper by Alex in Brain Topography on the impact of strokes on executive control!News

February 2024: Congratulations MD PhD Marco on your successful PhD defense!

December 2023: Two new registered reports on our digital intervention to reduce cravings receive in principle acceptance!

April 2023: New paper accepted for publication in Cortex on the effect of brain lesion on executive control performance! 

January 2023: Our techtransfer efforts are featured in the UNIFR journal! 


January 2023: We welcome Malika Tapparel as a new PhD student. 

Octobre 2022: The lab spin-off Neuria wins the prize of the best 2022 Start-up organized by the Economic Promotion of Fribourg

Prix à l'innovation

September 2022: Dr Spierer was awarded a large Swiss National Science Foundation grant to further work on the neural basis and moderator of executive control training interventions to improve health

September 2022: We welcome Alex Tchugwa Nono  as a PhD student, welcome!

March 2022: Our research on placebo highlited in the University Journal


February 2022: The LNS has two new Registered Reports on placebo effects  accepted for publication in Cortex and European Journal of Neuroscience!

November 2021: PD Dr Spierer has been appointed editor at Nature Scientific Report, congratulations!

June 2021: We have been interviewed by the University scientific journal on the development of our spin-off Neuria



June 2021:  We have received final acceptance (Stage 2) for our first Registered Report on food devaluation with inhibitory control training


May 2021: We have received an 'In principle acceptance' for our 4th and 5th Registered Report  in Scientific Report and European Journal of Neuroscience