The role of arm swing in human gait: a study in healthy participants and Parkinson patients

Researcher: Joyce Weersink, MSc (MD/PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2022 Copromotor: Dr. Bauke de Jong, MD, PhD (Neurology, UMCG) Collaborators: Prof. dr. Teus van Laar, MD, PhD (Neurology, UMCG) Funding: UMCG Locomotion of quadrupeds, with abrupt switches between e.g. trot and gallop, obviously requires coordinated action of four limbs. Bipedal gait in human similarly exhibits […]

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 […]

Neurolinguistic profiles of developmental dyslexia in a longitudinal perspective

Researcher: Ellie van Setten, former PhD student  Thesis defense: January 10, 2019 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 Dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterized by severe problems with fast and / […]

Visualization of brain connectomics data

Researcher: Chengtao Ji, former PhD student Thesis defense: October 15, 2018 First promotor: Prof. Jos Roerdink, PhD (Computer Sciences, RuG) Collaborators: Jasper van de Gronde, PhD Funding: CSC The brain is the most complicated organ of our body. Modern imaging techniques provide a way to help us to understand mechanisms of brain function underlying human behaviour. […]

Serious gaming for early identification and prevention of dyslexia

Researcher: Toivo Glatz, former PhD student Thesis defense: October 29, 2018 First promotor: Prof. Ben Maassen, PhD (Linguistics, RuG) Collaborators: Dr. Wim Tops, PhD Funding: NWO Across languages, 10 to 15% of children fail to attain standard reading levels, making early detection and rehabilitation of existing and potential reading problems a worldwide mission. This thesis reports upon […]

Long-term outcome after mild traumatic brain injury in elderly and its relation with changes in brain network connectivity and cognitive ageing (ReCONNECT study)

Researcher: Sebastian Balart Sanchez, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2021 Second promotor: Prof. dr. Joukje van der Naalt Funding: Conacyt – Baha Sur 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 […]

Visualization and quantification of exergame data

Researcher: Venustiano Soancatl Aguilar, former PhD student Thesis defense: March 19, 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 […]

Long-term outcome after mild Traumatic Brain Injury in elderly (ReCONNECT study)

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 […]

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 […]

Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders employing motion sensors

Researcher: Octavio Martinez Manzanera, MSc (PhD student) 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 (Scuola […]