Researcher: Emi Saliasi, PhD Thesis defense: 2014 Second promotor: Monicque M. Lorist, PhD (Exp. Psychology, RuG) Funding: BCN-BRAIN Aging is not a unitary process; rather the trajectory and degree of age-related changes vary not only considerably across older individuals but also across cognitive domains. In this thesis, we have showed that some older adults are […]
On April 19, 2013 we published an article in PLoS One describing how weak pulsed electromagnetic fields can increase heat pain threshold in healthy volunteers. The study employed a double-blind, sham-controlled, crossover design. The flexible configuration with small coils on a head cap improves clinical applicability. The press release that came out on April 22, […]
Today the website for the project PredSL ‘Predicting sustained functioning at work across the lifespan’ was launched. The goal is to provide a virtual platform for the PredSL team.
Last saturday, the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf featured DiPAR in their weekly item ‘Het Onderzoek’. Today, the UMCG followed this publicity up with a press release. More information on the DiPAR project can soon be found at a dedicated project website.
Ageing makes the networks in our brain less specific. Linda Geerligs, one of my PhD students, used connectivity analysis of fMRI results to prove that the connections in our brain change as we grow older. When compared with their younger counterparts, connectivity in the brain networks of older people decreases, while connectivity between brain networks […]
Researcher: Carolien Toxopeus, MSc (MD-PhD student) Other supervisors: Nico Leenders, MD, PhD, Bauke de Jong, MD, PhD Thesis defense: 2012 The main aim of this thesis was to investigate the organization of basic components of movement constituted by initiation, inhibition and gradual modulation of movement, focused on the role of the basal ganglia (BG) and interconnected […]
We just started a new website to support our research on dyslexia. We are interested to find out how the brain of children at risk for dyslexia (by having a parent and another relative with dyslexia) but who do not develop dyslexia, may compensate for early primary processing deficits. The study is executed in children […]
While preparing my talk for the Springschool Healthy Ageing, which I also chair, I found this movie on Youtube. It is an older movie already (from 2006), but it perfectly shows why I felt so inspired after reading ‘Ageing with grace’ from David Snowdon, the PI of the Nun Study. Isn’t it amazing that, at […]
As a senior member of IEEE I was happy to see that they just launched a new website – IEEE Spark – aimed at 14-18 year olds who want to learn more about careers in engineering, technology and computing. It features articles on technological innovation, university preparation tips, professional career profiles, at-home activities, cartoons, and […]
Under this title the documentary in which Euronews showcases our research into the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease was broadcast. Although the hours of film material have been cut down to only four and a halve minutes, the main goal of our research – to provide patients with a probable diagnosis as early as possible […]