Techniques – University of Copenhagen

Techniques

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to induce plasticity and create perturbations of the central nervous system as well as to probe the plasticity of the cortico-spinal system.
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) is used to monitor brain activity during motor activities as well as in response to sensory stimulation. In addition, EEG is used to test hypotheses concerning network interactions in the brain.
  • 3-D motion analysis is used for kinematic analysis of movements; e.g. gait
  • Eye-tracking is used to monitor eye movements.
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), is used collaboration with Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance at Hvidovre Hospital to study brain activity during sensorimotor interaction tasks. 
  • Behavioral tests are used to induce appropriate sensorimotor interactions. We both use conventional behavioral tests and develop many of the tasks ourselves in collaboration with programmers or lab-technicians.