Translational Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
The Translational Neurorehabilitation Laboratory provides a closer interaction between basic neuroscientists, neural and rehabilitation engineers, and clinical neurologists. Our mission is to expand current understanding of brain function and disease by performing preclinical experiments on animal models of nervous system disorders, and translate this knowledge into novel therapies by developing innovative robotic and ICT-based applications.
Current research activities include: study of brain function after stroke (anatomy, electrophysiology, behaviour); robot-based motor rehabilitation in a rodent model of stroke; epilepsy-induced modifications of visual function; closed-loop detection and suppression of epileptic seizures.
Prof. Silvestro Micera
Locations and Contacts:
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa
- Vannini E, Restani L, Pietrasanta M, Panarese A, Mazzoni A, Rossetto O, Middei S, Micera S, Caleo M., Altered sensory processing and dendritic remodeling in hyperexcitable visual cortical networks. Brain Struct Funct. 2015 Jul 12. doi:10.1007/s00429-015-1080-1.
- Lai S, Panarese A, Spalletti C, Alia C, Ghionzoli A, Caleo M, Micera S., Quantitative kinematic characterization of reaching impairments in mice after a stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 May;29(4):382-92. doi: 10.1177/1545968314545174.
- Spalletti C, Lai S, Mainardi M, Panarese A, Ghionzoli A, Alia C, Gianfranceschi L, Chisari C, Micera S, Caleo M., A robotic system for quantitative assessment and poststroke training of forelimb retraction in mice.Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Feb;28(2):188-96. doi: 10.1177/1545968313506520.