Raffin Lab – Laboratory of sensori and visuomotor plasticity

Raffin Lab

A participant undergoing a dual-site TMS experiment combined with online EEG recordings. ©EPFL

Understanding brain function and dysfunction at the systems level by combining causal brain stimulation approaches and neuroimaging techniques is our scientific endeavor. The main research questions are about unraveling local and large-scale brain mechanisms underlying sensorimotor integration and learning, identifying beneficial versus “maladaptative” plasticity processes following an injury or a lesion to ultimately develop neurotechnology-based interventions to promote recovery of functions. These developments are enabled by methodological frameworks such as the online coupling of Transcranial Magnetic/Ultrasound Stimulation (TM/US) or with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG) and applying dynamic signal processing and network analyses.