Each year more than two out of every one thousand people suffer brain damage from a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain damage can impair everyday life actions. Frequently it for example causes a loss of mobility in an arm (hemiparesis/hemiplegia) and/or other deficits, such as difficulties with attention, spatial perception, and/or the use of tools and objects.
In my group we conduct projects aimed at contributing to fundamental research as well as diagnosing and improving patients’ disabilities after brain damage. We work with healthy young and elderly adults as well as neurological patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or dementia.