The Clinical Neuropsychology section focuses on research into the relationship between brain, cognition and behavior (including motor skills, cognition and emotion). Within the section, different patient groups are studied that demonstrate neuropsychological impairment, among which people with congenital and/or acquired brain damage, as well as healthy (talented) individuals.
The research covers the entire lifespan, that is: from premature children to old-age diseases including dementia. Behavior and brain functions are captured using advanced techniques, through which we investigate the impact of premature birth, physical or psychiatric illness, loneliness, chronic stress, chronic pain and/or traumatic injury. In addition, we examine the consequences of neuropsychological impairment on behavior and daily functioning. The section focuses on research into (a) assessment of neuropsychological functioning, (b) underlying mechanisms of dysfunction, (c) interventions aimed at maintaining (brain and or neuropsychological) functions or enhancing them (rehabilitation). Our goal is to implement findings in clinical practice.
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