The purpose of this course is to work as a team and gain a state-of-the-art understanding of technologies pushing the boundaries within neuroscience and neurophysiology.  A focus will be how these technologies originated and how these new technologies are being applied to understand disease and pathologies better as well how to treat and rehabilitate.  The technologies covered in this course will range from advances in movement control and tracking, cortical neuroplasticity (TMS mapping), exoskeleton, virtual reality, brain-computer interfaces.  The course and participant will work as group reviewing, analyzing and brainstorming new applications and discussions about future directions and how these technologies can improve health and well-being form a societal perspective. The course will serve to enlighten as well as prepare for ‘big thinking and high risk’ project development.  Additionally, the course will cover how these technologies can be used to treat and rehabilitate patients with persistent pain, losses in motor function, or to manage, for example, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Selected papers and resources are given before and during the course.

Basic knowledge of neuroscience and physiology.

Evaluation is based on contributions to predefined discussion topics requiring the student to research and prepare questions as well as short and simple 10 min presentation.

Organizer: Associate Professor Andrew James Stevenson email:

Lecturers: Andrew James Stevenson, Dennis Boye Larsen, and invited speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 8, 14 and 20 December 2022 (8 December: 8.15-12.00; 14 and 20 December 8.15-10.00)

Place: Aalborg University - Face to face lectures


8 December: Niels Jernes Vej, 12A/5-006 

14 December: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, D2-106

20 December: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, D2-106

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 23 November 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.