Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
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EMPIRIS supports neurotechnology research on early signs of dementia
Strengthening the existing collaboration with researchers and partner hospitals in Bern, Barcelona, Geneva, and Sion, the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience has been awarded funding for four years to detect early signs of dementia using innovative neurotechnology.
Novartis Foundation for medical-biological research supports LNCO
Thanks to the generous support of the Novartis Foundation, a post-doctoral researcher will be financed for one year to conduct a research project on presence hallucination symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease.
NeuroImage: Altered Interoceptive Bodily Processing in Chronic Pain
In a series of three studies, Dr Marco Solca and colleagues investigated for the first time interoception and its neurophysiological correlates in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Their behavioral and electrophysiological findings demonstrate an impaired ability in patients suffering from CRPS in correctly detecting and processing internal bodily states. In line with earlier work showing that reduced interoception and heartbeat evoked potentials in particular are objective markers of altered body perception in depressed patients, the authors argue that the altered sensory processing observed for interoceptive cardiac signals contributes to the distortion of own body representation in CRPS patients.