Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
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New experimental platform powered by Sonceboz Robotics
The Blanke Lab at EPFL is delighted to announce a new partnership with world-leading mechatronics company Sonceboz SA. We are launching a custom-made research platform that merges a motion platform with vestibular stimulation as well as virtual reality technology and robotics. We will study perception and consciousness and develop novel methods to induce such intriguing mental states as out-of-body experiences that have fascinated mankind since time immemorial.
Awakening “ghosts” in patients with Parkinson's
EPFL scientists are developing a completely new “brain stress test” for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the “ghosts” hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations.