Welcome to Neuro Nijmegen! We organize a multidisciplinary range of in-depth activities for (bio-)medical students, in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, focused on pathology and innovative techniques, in collaboration with universities and healthcare institutions.
MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen
VARIABILITY IN LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND IN LANGUAGE LEARNING Our research mainly focuses on the neural underpinnings of individual variability in language performance and forms part of the Language in Interaction project. The main questions we are trying to answer are: What are the individual differences in brain morphology and how do these differences relate to variation in language skills? How do language task-induced brain activation and functional network architecture vary in individuals? Specifically, we are using a multiscale approach, including task fMRI, resting state fMRI, structural MRI and DTI, to measure individual differences in task-based brain activation and connectivity patterns, the resting-state functional network, white-matter integrity, grey-matter structure and density, as well as cortical thickness and areal expansion, and to map such functional and structural variation to language performance variation.
Organization of Human Brain Mapping - OHBM
I am leading the science communication via the OHBM YouTube channel starting in 2022. Together with Peter Bandettini, I will make the Neurosalience podcast available and also prepare loads of new content for the channel.
TUM Global Visiting Professor Program
The TUM Global Visiting Professor Program offers the opportunity to recruit excellent professors from international partner universities for temporary teaching and research collaborations, thus further promoting the internationalization of TUM.
Brain Connectivity & Behaviour lab
Brain Connectivity and Behaviour is a research group focusing on the relationship between the connective properties of the brain and human behaviour.
University College London
We investigate how the human brain generates behaviour, thoughts and feelings and how to use this knowledge to help patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
I established a collaboration with Prof Paula Croxson that led to several joint publications: Differences in frontal network anatomy across primate species.Barrett R, Dawson M, Dyrby T, Krug K, Ptito M, D'Arceuil H, Croxson PL, Johnson P, Howells H, Forkel SJ, Dell’Acqua F & Catani M. Journal of Neuroscience, 2020 Structural Variability Across the Primate Brain: A Cross-Species Comparison. Croxson PL, Forkel SJ, Cerliani L & Thiebaut de Schotten M. Cereb Cortex 28(11):3829-3841, 2018
Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zurich
For many years I joined the Zurich White Matter Microdissection Course 'The impact of White Matter Anatomy for Brain tumor and Epilepsy surgery.' (organiser: Niklaus Krayenbühl). We also work together on fundamental anatomical questions using our joint expertise to apply a multimodal approach to anatomy.
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Olga Dragoy and I are collaborating on various projects, among them science communication and translations of historical contributions to aphasiology. #CNSdebate: Russia has contributed the most to Aphasiology Translation of novel neuropsychological and neurolinguistic clinical assessments to German and British English. These test are adopted for use on digital devices or clinical equipment, such as a navigated TMS for presurgical language assessments
Caldwell University & The City College, CUNY, US
I serve as visiting lecturer for the BSc psychology classes 'Heroes and Villains: Psychology of Comic Books' and the 'Cognition and Affect' class as part of a clinical PhD class at The City College, CUNY
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
I am collaborating with Stephen Wilson on the functional architecture of language.
The neuroscience Departement of Bordeaux University. It comprises pluridisciplinary research teams stuying brain function and its pathologies. I closely work with the Neurocampus for all public engagement projects, such as the MSCA researcher's night 2021, Curieux at the Bordeaux Science Museum 2021 etc.
Neurology, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
In 2006, I did my first placement as a psychology student at the LMU with Prof Adrian Danek. Since then, we have repeatedly and successfully collaborated on publications and workshops. 2021: LMU-Bordeaux Research Cooperation Program (PI: Forkel) 2009 - 2016: Erasmus exchange coordinators for Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and King's College London The anatomy of fronto-occipital connections from early blunt dissections to contemporary tractography. Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Kawadler JM, Dell'Acqua F, Danek A & Catani M. Cortex 56:73-84, 2014
Padova Neuroscience Center - PNC
I am collaborating with Prof Maurizio Corbetta on the project 'Personalised' funded through my Marie Curie Fellowship.