Nabila Brihmat, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow


I am a clinical neuroscientist interested in neuroplasticity-guided interventions that may benefit individuals suffering from motor-related disorders. I aim to better understand the related impairments and to test and understand the effect of therapeutic interventions aiming at restoring functions. I obtained a master’s degree in Biology & Health and then in Neuropsychology & Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Toulouse in France. I then obtained a grant to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. I joined the Toulouse Neuroimaging Center (ToNIC), where my research focused on the exploration of appropriate measures and therapeutic interventions for the assessment and motor rehabilitation of individuals who had suffered stroke. I worked primarily on projects involving healthy individuals and stroke patients and studied a wide range of intervention such as virtual reality systems based on action observation processes, neuromodulation interventions, pharmacological treatments, and exoskeleton devices. I assessed their therapeutic potential using neuroimaging (MRI), neurophysiological (TMS), kinematics and clinical measures. Now, as a postdoctoral fellow at the Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation of Kessler Foundation, I am pursuing my goal by extending my research to neurorehabilitation after a spinal cord injury and studying brain mechanisms associated with the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and spinal cord stimulation interventions in individuals with spinal cord injury.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Task-related and resting-state fMRI
PhD - Neuroscience, Toulouse III University, Toulouse (FRANCE)
MS - Neuropsychology & Clinical Neuroscience (NNC), Toulouse III University, Toulouse (FRANCE)
BS - Cellular Biology & Physiology, Toulouse III University, Toulouse (FRANCE)
Research Interests

My research interests falls into the broad category of neurorehabilitation. I am interested in using neurorehabilitation treatments to help the recovery of people with disability.