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Welcome to

The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to study body representation and emotional processing, making use of brain stimulation techniques. Check out how we can electrify your mind!

The Lab has been created in 2015 and is dedicated to conducting research on brain functioning in relation to cognition and resulting behaviours.

While the main topics of the Lab are body representation and emotional processing, the techniques we employ also allow to take a look at other functions, such as multisensory interaction and motor control. Altoghether, the final aim is to create new knoweldge that can be adapted for the clinical setting, to help assessment of impairments and the planning of rehabilitative paradigms.

Much of the Lab research involves the use of behavioural tasks coupled with brain stimulation techniques such as tDCS. As such a big part of the Lab members activity is to develop apprioate experimental designs to manipulate complex variables in a simple way. 


A list of the Lab ongoing research projects can be found here. (Work in progress)


A list of the Lab memebrs publications can be found here