Francesco Negro, Dr.

Institute for  Rehabilitation Systems
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Goettingen
University Medical Center Goettingen
Georg-August University
Von-Siebold-Str. 6,

37075 Goettingen, Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 551 / 3920104
Fax: + 49 (0) 551 / 3920110



2011 ~ now     Research Scientist at Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany. 

2011                PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark

2009 ~ 2010    Research assistant at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. 

2006 ~ 2009    Ph.D. student at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

2005                M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Major Research Interests

My research focuses on the study of the transmission of common synaptic inputs to alpha motor neurons and its effects on voluntary movements, both with computational and experimental approaches. Furthermore, I develop new processing methods for the analysis of EMG, EEG and force signals with applications in motor control in vivo in humans. 


Selected Recent Publications

F. Negro, D. Farina, "Decorrelation of cortical inputs and motoneuron output", J. Neurophysiol, Jul 27, 2011.

F. Negro, D. Farina, "Linear transmission of cortical oscillations to the neural drive to muscles is mediated by common projections to populations of motor neurons in humans", Journal of Physiology, December 6, 2010, doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.202473.

F. Negro, A. Holobar, D. Farina, "Fluctuations in isometric muscle force can be described by one linear projection of low-frequency components of motor unit discharge rates", Journal of Physiology, 2009.