Clinic. Neurophysiol./Non-Inv. Brain Stimul.







Dr David Benninger, PD
Senior Lecturer
Consultant/attending physician
Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology and non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Laboratoire de neurophysiologie clinique, stimulation cérébrale et motricité

Affiliation: Service of neurology (NLG)

Keywords: Motor system and movement disorders, Nerve-muscle disorders, Brain stimulation, Neurophysiology, Movement & gait analysis

Research interests
Our lab is interested in movement disorders, clinical neurophysiology, brain stimulation and the human motor control. The main research we lead currently concerns Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor and normal physiology essentially through transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), electroneuromyography (ENMG) combined with electroencephalography (EEG), kinematic analysis of movements and gait.

Laboratory’s activity
> Randomized controlled therapeutic clinical trial on tDCS for the treatment of the freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease.
> Investigation of the contribution of the cerebellum in rest tremor in Parkinson’s disease with TMs.
> Robot-assisted assessment of the rigidity and tremor in Parkinson’s disease.
> Investigation of the motor cortex physiology using the triple stimulation technique.
> Investigation of the motor, sensorimotor and plasticity alterations in dystonia associated to a complex regional pain syndrome.
> Investigation of motor fatigue with triple stimulation technique.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1049-9533

Publications: Unisciences

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