Research participants

Voluntary research participants

We are always looking for healthy volunteers (18–80 years) who are willing to participate in one of our ongoing investigations.

Have you always wanted to know how the research process works? Would you like to see the inside of an MRI scanner? Would you like to see the activity of your brains on the computer during an EEG? Please read the following descriptions: EEGmeasurement(Dutch) and fMRIscan(Dutch).

 You can sign in on a voluntary basis for our research projects. If you fit into any of our ongoing investigations, we will send you more information. You can decide later whether or not to participate. You typically receive compensation for your participation. If you are interested to participate in one of our projects and want more information, call 050 3616444 or send an email to Hedwig van Oosten.

Current projects:

[[ A treatment study for Apathy

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[[The neural basis of Apathy

 

For more information please read the patientfolder (Dutch only)

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[[A treatment study for ApathyII

For this project we need participant for two different studies. More information about TMS/BAT can find here(Dutch, information about the study with tDCS here(Dutch).]]

[[ Depressionstudy

For more information please read the patientfolder (Dutch only)

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[[ MS PILOT STUDY

MS PILOT

In this study, we investigate the effect of brain stimulation on the speed of processing in patients with MS. Below is a brief summary. For more information, you may contact me at b.curcic at umcg.nl

WHY

Almost 70 % of patients with MS have mild or severe cognitive impairment. This is related to problems with cognitive processes such as memory, concentration, promptness to react and attention. These problems are one of the most important factors leading to loss of employment and withdrawal from social and leisure activities. Our aim is to test a novel technique to see if it can help with cognitive problems in MS. This technique is effective in healthy people, but due to brain lesions, it is not given that it will give any effect in MS.

HOW

We will apply transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to two brain regions important for cognition. The goal is to improve the interaction between these two regions. We will measure this using EEG. This technique is specialized in improving reaction speed. Patients will receive tACS treatment 3 times (3 subsequent days), and we will investigate if their brain communication and changes in reaction speed and cognition.

FUNDING

This study is funded by the Dutch MS Research Foundation.

Contact

TEL. 050-3616895

E-MAIL: b.curcic@umcg.nl

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