CNS-PLAST

PLASTICITÉ POST-LÉSIONNELLE
DU SYSTÈMES NERVEUX CENTRAL DE L’ADULTE

Coordinator : Alain Yelnik

We study the mechanisms involved in post-injury plasticity of the adult central nervous system (CNS) in Human, especially the plastic process that occurs after vestibular lesions in human called vestibular compensation. Vestibular lesion are the most frequent pathology encountered by the ENT doctor. They induce vertigo and various deficits in postural and gaze control, which are the second motives of consultation for general practitioners.

Research focus

– Balance in Virtual Reality (VR): effect of age and bilateral vestibular loss
– Saccadic velocity in the new suppression head impulse test: a new indicator of horizontal vestibular canal paresis and of vestibular compensation
– Absence of rotation perception during warm water caloric irrigation in some seniors with postural instability
– The role of cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) in the assessment of patients with vestibular schwannomas
– Sustained and transient vestibular systems: a physiological basis for interpreting vestibular function
– Effects of vestibular disorders on vestibular reflex and imagery