Dr. Filli Linard
Department of Neurology
University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
I am generally interested in the capacity of the CNS to compensate and recover from damage evoked by different neuropathologies. Although long-distance regeneration of nerve fibers is absent in adult mammals, there is an astonishingly high degree of spontaneous and treatment-induced rearrangements in the CNS which can lead to functional recovery after CNS damage. Our group at the University Hospital Zurich is interested in the characterization of functional deficits elicited by damage to specific areas of the CNS, and in the mechanisms underlying motor recovery upon CNS damage in patients. A Vicon-based kinematic system combined with kinetic force-plate measures and electromyographic recordings is a valid tool to investigate the above mentioned scientific questions.