Infrared laser stimulation

In 1975, Mor and Carmon introduced infrared laser stimulators as tools to explore nociception in humans. Allowing brief, synchronous, and selective activation of cutaneous Adelta- and C-fibre nociceptors, laser heat stimulators are now used extensively to study nociception in humans. Recently, we have collaborated to the development of a novel CO2 laser stimulator whose power is regulated using a feedback control based on an online measurement of skin temperature at the site of stimulation (Laser Stimulation Device, SIFEC, Belgium).

Researchers involved

Publications

Neuroscience

New insights into cutaneous laser stimulation – dependency on skin and laser type

2020

Frahm KS, Gervasio S, Arguissain F, Mouraux A.

Frahm KS, Gervasio S, Arguissain F, Mouraux A. New insights into cutaneous laser stimulation – dependency on skin and laser type. Neuroscience (2020); in press.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Rating the Intensity of a Laser Stimulus, but Not Attending to Changes in Its Location or Intensity Modulates the Laser-Evoked Cortical Activity

2020

Torta DME, Ninghetto M, Ricci R, Legrain V.

14:120

Journal of Clinical Medicine

Does motor cortex engagement during movement preparation differentially inhibit nociceptive processing in patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy controls? An experimental study

2020

Goudman L, Mouraux A, Daenen L, Nijs J, Cras P, Roussel N, Moens M, Lenoir D, Coppieters I, Huysmans E, De Kooning M.

9(5): E1520

Pain Medicine

Processing of laser-evoked potentials in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and healthy controls: a case-control study

2020

Goudman L, Daenen L, Mouraux A, Nijs J, Cras P, Roussel N, Moens M, Coppieters I, Huysmans E, De Kooning M.

in press

PLoS ONE

Dynamics of the perception and EEG signals triggered by tonic warm and cool stimulation

2020

Mulders D, de Bodt C, Lejeune N, Courtin A, Liberati G, Verleysen M, Mouraux A.

15(4):e0231698

Journal of Neurophysiology

Early gamma-oscillations as correlate of localized nociceptive processing in primary sensorimotor cortex

2020

Heid C, Mouraux A, Treede RD, Schuh-Hofer S, Rupp A, Baumgärtner U.

123(5):1711-1726

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Rating the intensity of a laser stimulus, but not attending to changes in its location or intensity modulates the laser-evoked cortical activity

2020

Torta DME, Ninghetto M, Ricci R, Legrain V.

0.666666667

European Journal of Pain

Fibromyalgia syndrome - A laser-evoked potentials study unsupportive of small nerve fibre involvement

2020

Van Assche DCF, Plaghki L, Masquelier E, Hatem SM.

24(2):448-456

eNeuro

Characterising the short-term habituation of event-related evoked potentials

2018

Mancini F, Pepe A, Di Stefano G, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD.

5(5): ENEURO.0014-18.2018

Journal of Physiology

Quickly-responding C-fiber nociceptors contribute to heat hypersensitivity in the area of secondary hyperalgesia

2018

Lenoir C, Plaghki L, Mouraux A, van den Broeke EN.

in press

Institute of Neuroscience (IONS) - Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN