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

Institute Colloquium (internal)

  • Date: Dec 5, 2022
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr Falk Eippert
  • Location: MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Room: Lecture Hall (C101)
  • Host: 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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