Project B02

Neural network maturation underlying top-down motor control and movement initiation in childhood and adolescence

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Project B02 investigates motor network maturation in children and adolescents. Multi-channel EEG source localisation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and functional magnetic resonance imaging will be used to unravel how emerging frontal cortical activation accomplishes improved motor control and how disturbed maturation leads to involuntary tic movements.

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Bender

Principal Investigator

 

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prof. dr. Kerstin Konrad

Principal Investigator

 

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Christian Gerloff

PhD

 

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Theresa Heinen

PhD

 

Thesis:
Typical brain maturation associated with motor development in children/adolescents and its deviations in subjects with tic disorders – as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging

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Julia Schmidgen

PhD

 

Thesis:
Typical brain maturation associated with motor development in children/adolescence and its deviations in subjects with tic disorders – as revealed by movement-related potentials

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Dr. Jasper Vöckel

Clinician Scientist

 

Dr. Heidrun Wunram

Clinician Scientist