Jolien Gooijers

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Belgium

 

Biography

Jolien Gooijers (born 1986) completed her PhD in the Movement Control and Neuroplasticity Research Group of Prof. S.P. Swinnen at the KU Leuven (Department of Kinesiology), Belgium in 2014. During her PhD, she focused on the relation between movement coordination and brain structure and function in both healthy subjects and traumatic brain injury patients. A central theme was the study of the microstructural organization of the corpus callosum and its role in bimanual coordination. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Kinesiology at the KU Leuven, where she is involved in three different research lines: 1) investigating the link between structural and functional brain network properties and bimanual motor performance in traumatic brain injury patients; 2) studying the delineation of effector-specific representations in the motor cortex and their structural/functional connectivity using high-resolution MR imaging (in relation to bilateral motor performance); and 3) determining potential brain alterations and clinical problems as a consequence of repetitive subconcussive head impacts during youth soccer. 

 

Conference Presentation

Advanced NeuroImaging for Identication of Children at Risk Towards Acquired Sports-Related Brain Injuries

 

 

 

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