Integrative Neuroscience

Integrative Neuroscience

Head of RIG: Ole Kæseler Andersen, Professor (OKA). — Intranet Access


The research objectives are to obtain knowledge and develop innovative technologies within pain neuroscience, neurorehabilitation & robotics, and tele-rehabilitation

Research Strategy

Our research is focused on the neural processing of sensory input using a translational research approach. This includes studying spinal mechanisms and cognitive aspects of experiencing different sensory stimulation paradigms (mostly nociceptive input). We use sophisticated electrophysiological techniques and advanced psychophysics. Moreover, neuronal plasticity in spinal and cortical sensory-motor processing and its functional implications are investigated. The research group has a special focus on experimental pain research,  and rehabilitation technology.

The Integrative Neuroscience group consists of specialists from the Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Neuropsychology, and Biophysics fields. The interdisciplinary character of the group enables us to holistically approach applied as well as fundamental research questions in neuroscience.

Teaching and Training

Members of the group teach at The Doctoral School of Medicine, Biomedical Science and Engineering, and at bachelor and master levels in the Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Medicine with Industrial Specialization, Robotics, Product and Design Psychology, and Clinical Science and Technology programs. The scope of the courses includes electronics, instrumentation, data acquisition, physics, bioelectricity, neuropsychology, biological psychology, research methodology and scientific communication, mathematics for engineers, robotic sensors, biostatistics, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation technology.


The group collaborates with a number of private companies including TKS A/S, Medtronic, and University College Nordjylland.

Senior Members

RIG group picture May 2016


From left to right: Federico Arguissain, Neeraja Sri Murugan, Tatiana Hoberg, Parisa Gazerani, Ole Kæseler Andersen, Fabricio Ariel Jure, Birthe Dinesen, José Biurrun Manresa, Lotte N. S. Andreasen Struijk, Suzan Meijs, Erika G. Spaich, Søren Leth, Mohammad Reza Naeemabadi, Alessandro Ranieri, Laura Petrini, Carsten Dahl Mørch and Mikkel Thøgersen. Not present in the photo: Christian Bernt Laursen, Daniel Simonsen, Eric Kassebaum, Rosa Hugosdottir, Steffen Frahm, Weiwei Xia and Yousuke Mori.

Affiliated labs