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Group leader: Armin Schnider

Group name: Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Laboratory

Affiliation: University hospital

Research activities:

image Our research laboratory (responsible: Dr. Stéphanie Morand) is part of the Division of Neurorehabilitation (Service de Neurorééducation) at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the University Hospital of Geneva. Our team conducts group and case studies of patients with cognitive dysfunctions after brain damage as well as studies on cognitive mechanisms in healthy participants. Our main research topic concerns mechanisms and rehabilitation of memory disorders, in particular amnesia and spontaneous confabulation. We use experimental neuropsychological evaluation and brain mapping using high-resolution EEG recordings allowing electrical source analysis. Two other groups are affiliated to the Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Lab:

  • Dr Marina Laganaro: organization of normal language and rehabilitation of aphasia.
  • Dr Radek Ptak: mechanisms and rehabilitation of hemispatial neglect.

Selected Publications:

  • Schnider A. Spontaneous confabulation and the adaptation of thought to ongoing reality. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2003; 4: 662-671.
  • Lehmann S, Morand S, James C, Schnider A. Electrophysiological correlates of deficient encoding in a case of post-anoxic amnesia. Neuropsychologia 2007 (in print; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.12.018).
  • Schnider A., Mohr C., Morand S., Michel C.M.: Early cortical response to behaviorally relevant absence of anticipated outcomes: a human event-related potential study. Neuroimage 2007 (in press; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.047)

Geneva University Hospital
Service de Rééducation
Email: Armin (dot) Schnider (at) hcuge (dot) ch