Alexandre Legros

A. Legros

Dr Legros's research mainly relates to the effects of specific electric and magnetic stimuli (such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and low intensity time-varying magnetic fields) on human neurophysiology, motor control and cognitive functions (in patients and healthy subjects). The main goals of this research falls within the scope of the international ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) project initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1996 (, and it contributes to the improvement of the international guidelines regarding exposure to Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Magnetic Fields (MF) for public and workers. More specifically, it intends to protect the Health and Safety of the Public and Workers by advancing the science needed by international regulation agencies to set national policies (International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection - ICNIRP and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety - IEEE-ICES). This is achieved by establishing thresholds for systematic human neurophysiological responses to electric and magnetic stimuli. In addition, a strong effort is made to translate discovered effects and mechanisms towards therapeutic applications to the benefit of patients, with the objective of improving neuromodulation and neurostimulation technologies to movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease).

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