Dr Falk Eippert | Assessing spinal cord function: hemodynamic and electrophysiological approaches

Institutskolloquium (intern)

  • Datum: 05.12.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Vortragende(r): Dr Falk Eippert
  • Ort: MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften
  • Raum: Hörsaal (C101)
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Research Group Pain Perception
The spinal cord is not only the first part of the central nervous system where somatosensory information is processed, but also plays a substantial role in both acute and chronic forms of pain. While there is thus a clear incentive for investigating this structure in humans, assessing spinal cord function non-invasively comes with several unique obstacles. I will describe the approaches we have taken to address these challenges, focusing on fMRI data at 3T and 7T as well as electrophysiological work, which together aim to provide a spatiotemporal window into this underexplored part of the central nervous system.
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