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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
André Aleman and I wrote a letter to NRC (a Dutch newspaper) in response to an opinion piece by Prof. Jacintha Ellers. Our point was that, in contrast to Prof. Ellers’ opinion, Open Access publishing does not endanger scientific quality and allows access to scientific results for all.
A two-man television crew (Spanish journalist Julian from France and English cameraman Terry from Luxemburg) spent all day at our department to gather material for a documentary on research into Parkinson’s disease. It was very fascinating to have an inside look at the professional making of a documentary. Hours of material were gathered of the […]
On Wednesday February 29th, a Euronews camera film crew will visit my group to shoot material for a documentary on our research in the FP7 DiPAR project (Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease using neuromuscular function evaluation). Some of our partners (Manus, VTT, University of Glasgow, Hispafuentes) will join us on this day to be interviewed and one […]
Today our site essentieletremor.nl was launched. The site is intended to draw attention to our study of essential tremor, employing EMG-fMRI, together with the AMC in Amsterdam and financed by the Prinses Beatrix Fonds. We have already included the first patients with essential tremor, but we still need more participants. In addition our site provides […]
I have been announcing it for a while, and now my book ‘From Neurology to Methodology and back: an introduction to clinical neuroengineering’ can finally be ordered directly from the Springer website and from many online bookstores. I have ordered a few copies myself and the book has really turned out nice: it is bound […]
Today I received the cover of my book ‘From neurology to methodology and back: an introduction to clinical neuroengineering’. Early birds can already preorder from the Springer site or several other online bookstores. I expect the proofs early September and if everything goes well, the book will be available by the end of September or […]
The Department of Neurology of the University Medical Center Groningen invites applicants at the MA level for a two-year research position in Clinical Neuroengineering with the possibility to extend the position to a four-year PhD project. The closing date for application is: December 15, 2010. The position will start as soon as possible.