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 […]

Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders employing motion sensors

Researcher: Octavio Martinez Manzanera, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: February 8, 2017 Copromotor: Jan Willem Elting, MD, PhD Collaborators: Prof. Marina de Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD, Han van der Hoeven, MD, PhD, Martijn Beudel, MD, PhD, Robert Borgemeester, MD, Prof. Teus van Laar, MD, PhD, Tinka Lawerman, Ineke Lunsing, MD, Rick Brandsma, MD, Deborah Sival, MD, PhD,  Andrea Mannini, PhD […]

Neurolinguistic profiles of developmental dyslexia in a longitudinal perspective

Researcher: Ellie van Setten, MSc (PhD student)  Expected thesis defense: 2017 First promotor: Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD (Dyslexia, RuG) Collaborators: Prof. Aryan van der Leij, PhD (UvA, Amsterdam), Titia van Zuijen, PhD (UvA, Amsterdam), Britt Hakvoort, PhD (UvA, Amsterdam) Funding: NWO-GW Children from the Dutch Dyslexia Programme will be further studied with respect to phonological and […]

Brain networks involved in essential tremor (ET): elucidating tremor pathophysiology using EMG-fMRI

Researcher: Marja Broersma (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2017 Second promotor: Prof. Marina de Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD Collaborators: Fleur van Rootselaar, MD, PhD (AMC, Amsterdam), Arthur Buijink, MD, PhD, Madelein van der Stouwe, MD, PhD Funding: Prinses Beatrix Fonds EMG-fMRI was employed to identify the brain network involved in tremor generation in a homogeneous group of ET […]

Coupled models for hemodynamic simulations

Researcher: Gerk Rozema, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2017 First promotor: Prof. Arthur Veldman, PhD (Mathematics – RuG) Funding: RuG In this project theory is developed and simulations are performed for a computational fluid dynamics model of the carotid artery, using ComFlo and a 0D-model for the circulation coupled to an elastic model for the wall. References […]