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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]