I’m proud to announce the upcoming PhD defense of Marja Broersma. The title of her thesis is ‘Neuroimaging in Tremor and Functional Motor Disorders’. She investigated two disorders with motor symptoms, with different origins and manifestations. Tremor is a common type of movement disorder in the category of too much movement, whereas functional neurological paresis is a functional motor disorder in the category of lack of movement. Both disorders are frequently seen in the neurological setting. The aim of Marja’s research was to gain more insight in changes in brain functioning in both patient groups by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electromyography (EMG) and to apply this knowledge by investigating a potential therapeutic option (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) for functional neurological paresis. She will publicly defend her thesis on November 1, 2017 at the Academy Building in Groningen at 16:15. You are all most welcome!