Imaginary – de reizende wiskunde tentoonstelling – nu in Groningen!

Begin mei ben ik geinterviewd en zijn mijn studenten gefilmd voor een videoportret over hoe ik wiskunde gebruik voor mijn werk. Dit videoportret maakt deel uit van de wiskundetentoonstelling Imaginary en mag ik jullie hier nu al laten zien! In Imaginary – een reizende wiskundetentoonstelling – kun je je verwonderen over de schoonheid van de wiskunde. […]

BCN YouTube channel with Ted-like talks on neuroscience

The first Tex-like talks of BCN researchers are now on BCN’s YouTube channel. BCN is the Groningen research school of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences and the first talks are already as diverse as the disciplines of the affiliated researchers and faculties. Check out Prof. Pim van Dijk talking about ‘A curious case of tinnitus’, Dr. […]

Upcoming PhD defense Octavio Martinez Manzanera

I’m proud to announce the upcoming PhD defense of Octavio Martinez Manzanera on February 8 at 16:15 in the Aula of the Academiegebouw in Groningen. The defense is open to the public, so please feel free to attend. The title of his thesis is ‘Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders employing motion sensors’. In five chapters, […]

Specific neurophysiological markers and the use of serious gaming for diagnosing SLI and dyslexia

Researcher: Camila Martinez Rebolledo, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2018 First promotor: Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD Funding: Conicyt Despite decades of intensive research, relatively little is known about specific markers of dyslexia and SLI. In clinical practice the differentiation among developmental language disorders at the behavioral level relies on the discrepancy criterion, most notably in the diagnosis of […]

Visualization of brain connectomics data

Researcher: Chengtao Ji, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2018 First promotor: Prof. Jos Roerdink, PhD (Computer Sciences, RuG) Collaborators: Jasper van de Gronde, PhD Funding: CSC An electroencephalography (EEG) coherence network is a representation of functional brain connectivity, and is constructed by calculating the coherence between pairs of electrode signals as a function of frequency. Visualization […]

Serious gaming for early identification and prevention of dyslexia

Researcher: Toivo Glatz, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2018 First promotor: Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD (Linguistics, RuG) Collaborators: Wim Tops, PhD Funding: NWO Graphogame – a game-based intervention developed in Finland at the University of Jyväskylä – is used to provide additional training for beginning readers and gain understanding of how learning to read proceeds both at behavioral, as […]

Visualization and quantification of exergame data

Researcher: Venustiano Soancatl Aguilar, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2018 First promotor: Prof. Jos Roerdink, PhD (Computer Sciences, RuG) Collaborators: Jasper van de Gronde, PhD, Claudine Lamoth, PhD, Mike van Diest, PhD, Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD, Toivo Glatz Funding: Conacyt Recently, digital games controlled by real-time body movements (exergames) have been proposed as an innovative method […]

Neurophysiological studies of reading fluency

Researcher: Rui Qin, PhD Thesis defense: 2016 First promotor: Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD (Linguistics, RuG) Collaborators: Martijn Wieling, PhD Funding: CSC Developmental dyslexia is a neurobiologically based learning disorder that impairs a child’s ability to read and write. To minimize the detrimental effects of dyslexia, it is important to provide optimal intervention at the youngest possible […]