Long-term outcome after mild Traumatic Brain Injury in elderly

Researcher: Mayra Bittencourt Villalpando, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2020 Second promotor: Prof. dr. Joukje van der Naalt Funding: BCN-BRAIN Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in adults. Mild TBI (mTBI) accounts for 85% of cases and 15-20% of those patients suffer from persistent complaints that […]

Anosognosia and neuroimaging predictors of cognitive decline in dementia

Researcher: Jaime Mondragon Uribe, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2021 First promotor: Prof. dr. Peter-Paul De Deyn Funding: Conacyt The aims of this project are to describe novel connectivity biomarkers associated with prodromal AD and progression to AD and to evaluate the association between anosognosia and cognitive reserve to neuroimaging biomarkers in prodromal and clinical […]

Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders – towards home-based assessments

Researcher: Zeus Tlaltecutli Dominguez Vega, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2021 Copromotor: Dr. Jan Willem Elting Funding: Conacyt Topics of interest in this project are the automatic detection of tremor and myoclonus in inertial measurement unit recordings, as well as the use of machine learning methods to classify different movement disorders on the basis of features […]

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: Dr. 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, […]

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) Copromotor: Dr. Claudine Lamoth, PhD (Human Movement Sciences, RuG) Collaborators: Dr. Jasper van de Gronde, PhD, Dr. Mike van Diest, PhD, Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD, Toivo Glatz, MSc Funding: Conacyt Recently, digital games controlled by real-time body […]

Neurolinguistic profiles of developmental dyslexia in a longitudinal perspective

Researcher: Ellie van Setten, MSc (PhD student)  Expected thesis defense: 2018 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 […]

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 […]