Edith-Ribot-CiscarEdith Ribot-Ciscar, PhD., HDR


Contact : Edith.Ribot-Ciscar@univ-amu.fr

Téléphone : 33 (0)4 13 55 08 38



Research aim:

What are the neurosensory substrates of the perception of our body and our actions ?

Two sensory modalities are studied : the muscle proprioceptive and cutaneous modalities.

Studies are conducted in humans using the microneurographic technique. This technique allows the  recording of the nervous signals directly arising from our sensory receptors.

My research found applications in clinical domains, such as muscle degenerative deseases or chronic stroke and in industry notably that of cometic domain.


My recent publications :

Bouvier V, Roudaut Y, Osorio N, Penalba V, Aimonetti JM, Ribot-Ciscar E, Merrot T, Misery L, Delmas P & Crest M (2017) Merkel cells sense cooling with TRPM8. J Investigative Dermatology (in press)

Ribot-Ciscar E, Aimonetti JM & Azulay JP (2017) Sensory training with vibration-induced kinesthetic illusions improves proprioceptive integration in patients with Parkinson’s disease. J. Neurological Sciences, 383: 161-165

Ackerley R, Aimonetti JM & Ribot-Ciscar E (2017) Emotions alter muscle proprioceptive coding of movements in humans. Scientific Reports, 7:8465

Beaulieu LD, Massé-Alarie H, Camiré-Bernier S, Ribot-Ciscar E & Schneider C (2017) After-effects of peripheral neurostimulation on brain plasticity and ankle function in chronic stroke : the role of afferents recruited. Clinical Neurophysiology, 47:275-291

Beaulieu LD, Massé-Alarie H, Ribot-Ciscar E & Schneider C (2017) Reliability of lower limb transcranial magnetic stimulation outcomes in the ipsi- and contralesional hemispheres of adults with chronic stroke. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128 :1290-1298.

Borel L & Ribot-Ciscar E (2016) Improving postural control by applying mechanical noise to ankle muscle tendons. Experimental Brain Research, 234:2305-2314

Aimonetti JM & Ribot-Ciscar E (2016). Pain management in photoepilation. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 15: 194-9.

Gay A, Aimonetti JM, Roll JP &Ribot-Ciscar E (2015). Kinesthetic illusions attenuate experimental muscle pain, as do muscle and cutaneous stimulation. Brain Research, 1615: 148-56.

Ribot-Ciscar E, Milhe-De Bovis V, Aimonetti JM, Lapeyssonnie B, Campana-Salort E, Pouget J, Attarian S (2015). Functional impact of vibratory proprioceptive assistance in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Muscle and Nerve, 52: 780-7

Ribot-Ciscar E, Hospod V & Aimonetti JM (2013). Noise-enhanced kinaesthesia: a psychophysical and microneurographic study. Experimental Brain Research, 228: 503‑511

Aimonetti JM, Roll JP, Hospod V & Ribot-Ciscar E (2012). Ankle joint movements are encoded by both cutaneous and muscle afferents in humans. Experimental Brain Research, 221: 167‑176