We explore how to design novel and more effective exercise interventions to improve mobility and cognition for non-disabled people but also for people with clinical conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease as well as people with cognitive deficits.
We investigate the mechanisms that support the brain changes that occur as a result of aging and the disease process as well as in response of other rehabilitative interventions involving exercise or non-invasive brain stimulation.
We combine different interventions (e.g. exercise) and techniques (e.g. non-invasive brain stimulation) to design treatments for people that need to recover after stroke or need too slow down their physical and cognitive deterioration.
We study the mechanisms that underlie age-related memory loss. To this end, we use behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand why, as we age, we experience problems to remember different types of information.
We combine different interventions (e.g. exercise) to improve sleep quality and architecture in people with poor sleep quality. We also investigate synergies between sleep, sleep deprivation, sleep architecture, brain plasticity and memory.