The CENIR is a research platform entirely dedicated to integrative, cognitive and clinical neurosciences in the normal and pathological brain. The centre promotes the development of basic and applied research in neurology and psychiatry based on the large recruitment of patients and the great research potential in neurosciences of the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital and the University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris 6.
The scientific objectives are :
CENIR focusses on the study of the pathophysiology of neurological diseases, integrated with the clinical and therapeutical care and of the patients. CENIR aims at improving patient's care by facilitating the translation of basic research to clinical practice.
Studies are conducted on the main pathologies of the central nervous system: dementias (Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative dementias), white matter pathologies (multiple slerosis), epilepsy (localizaton of the epileptogenic network, cerebral plasticity), movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia, brain tumors in eloquent areas), psychiatry (depression, emotion, obsessive compulsive disorders, hysteria), cerebral plasticity and functional recovery (stroke, brain surgery, multiple sclerosis, brain trauma), spinal cord diseases (trauma, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).*
To understand normal brain function, the neural bases of mind and behavior and aging
Signal processing and data analysis
Research projects rely on the development of efficient and robust methods for analysis of functional, diffusion, metabolic and anatomical data, which is a essential prerequisite to the developement of functional neuroimaging. This development is performed in collaboration with several image analysis teams (CR-ICM cogimage team and INSERM U678) and the IFR 49.