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Brain plasticity after a unilateral limb amputation : functional remodeling investigated in fMRI

The internship aims to study brain changes in the representation of the missing limb and the intact limb in patients who have had a limb amputated for more than 2 years. The trainee will first study the phantom movement sensations evoked by the vibratory stimulation of the amputated limb, then record the corresponding brain activities in fMRI. An analysis of changes in resting functional connectivity will also be conducted. All data collected from patients will be compared to those obtained in a control population.
The student must communicate in fluent French. He/she should be particularly interested in clinical approaches, be patient and attentive. A strong investment in the field of MRI image analysis will be expected.

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