Non-invasive Brain Stimulation: Opening up New Horizons in Neurorehabilitation
Dick F. Stegeman received an MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1976 from the University of Twente-NL. In 1981 he received a PhD degree for work on human electric nerve activity at the Radboud University Nijmegen-NL. Since 1984, he works as a medical physicist at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology. He is PI at the Donders Institute for Brain, cognition and Behaviour. Between 1997 and 2000 he had a part-time professorship at the Motor Research Group, Department of Pathophysiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Since 2003 until recently (September 2014), he was full professor of applied electrophysiology at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam.
He is (December 2015) the (co-)author of over 200 peer reviewed publications.
He participated as project coordinator in the SmartMix consortium “BrainGain” where he headed three projects on the use of non-invasive brain stimulation. At the moment he is involved in two EU projects, the Erasmus Mundus Consortium “MOVE-AGE” (VU University) and the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Health-PAC” (Radboud University).
His interests concern electrophysiological modeling, the theory of volume conduction and the measurement and analysis of electroneurographic, EMG and EEG data. The fields of application of these subjects are clinical neurophysiology, cognition research and kinesiology. The present research concentrates on spatio-temporal information in electrophysiological data and the use and modeling of non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) for diagnosis and therapy and central and peripheral aspects of fine hand motor control in health and disease.