Laser-evoked brain potentials (LEPs)

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.

Researchers involved

Publications

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

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

Nature: Scientific Reports

Habituation of phase-locked local field potentials and gamma-band oscillations recorded from the human insula

2018

Liberati G, Algoet M, Klöcker A, Ferrao Santos S, Ribeiro-Vaz JG, Raftopoulos C, Mouraux A.

8(1): 8265

Pain persistence after surgery and altered central processing: science and clinical practice

Electrophysiological techniques to study the supraspinal responses to nociceptive input in humans

2015

Mouraux A.

Wilder-Smith OHG, Arendt-Nielsen L, Yarnitski D and Vissers K (Eds). IASP Press

Psychophysiology

Looking at the hand modulates the brain responses to nociceptive and non-nociceptive somatosensory stimuli but does not necessarily modulate their perception

2015

Torta DM, Legrain V, Mouraux A.

52(8):1010-8

PLoS ONE

Theta burst stimulation applied over primary motor and somatosensory cortices produces analgesia unrelated to the changes in nociceptive event-related potentials

2013

Torta D, Legrain V, Algoet M, Olivier E, Duqué J, Mouraux A.

20; 8(8): e73263

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

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN