Cédric Lenoir

Cédric Lenoir

PhD student (ERC starting grant PROBING-PAIN).

Promoter : Pr. A. Mouraux; Co-promoter : Pr. S. Hatem

The objective of my PhD is to characterize the organization and the interdependences between different brain areas involved in processing of somatosensory and nociceptive inputs and in perception of pain in humans. Our approach will combine non-invasive neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). As a physiotherapist, I am also interested in the different aspects of pain modulation and how they can potentially be applied clinically.

Publications

The human primary somatosensory cortex is differentially involved in vibrotaction and nociception

Lenoir C, Huang G, Vandermeeren Y, Hatem SM, Mouraux A. J Neurophysiol (2017); 118(1):317-330.

Secondary hyperalgesia is mediated by heat-insensitive A-fiber nociceptors

van den Broeke E, Lenoir C, Mouraux A. J Physiol (2016); 594(22):6767-6776. [PDF]

Posters

Is secondary hyperalgesia mediated by type I A-fiber mechano-heat nociceptors?

Lenoir C, van den Broeke E, Mouraux A. 16th World Congress on Pain, Yokohama (Japan), Sept. 2016.

Research projects

TMS and tDCS combined with EEG and fMRI to characterize the organization and interdependencies between brain areas involved in nociception

Investigators : Cédric Lenoir, Maxime Algoet, Meng Liang, Diana Torta, André Mouraux. In this project, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is combined with EEG and functional MRI to characterize the organization and interdependencies between...