Marsh Konigs

Session Title:

IPBIS: From Cell to Society, Interventions and Participation

Biography:

Marsh Königs received his bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences (2008) and master degrees in Cognitive Neuropsychology (2011) and Clinical Neuropsychology (2011) at the VU University Amsterdam. Between 2011 and 2015, Marsh has worked on a PhD project in the Child Study Group at the VU University, supervised by Prof. dr. Jaap Oosterlaan. Currently, Marsh holds a post-doctoral research position at the department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, section Clinical Neuropsychology of the VU University Amsterdam.


Professional interests
Marsh is intrigued by the relation between neuropathology and behavior in children, from axonal degeneration to academic functioning. Marsh has specific interest in research that aims to clarify the neurophysiological and neurocognitive mechanisms of daily life behavior problems in children with acquired brain injury.

Current work
Within his PhD project, Marsh has investigated the effects of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) on attention, feedback learning and (multi)sensory integration. In a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) follow-up of this study, he investigates the effects of TBI on brain structure and function, and their relevance for long-term neurocognitive, behavioral and academic impairment. In cooperation with the Daan Theeuwes Foundation, Marsh is further involved in the development of an early and intensive rehabilitation program in the Netherlands. Last, Marsh is involved as a teacher in the third year Bachelor Psychology courses ‘Neuropsychological Diagnosistics
’ and ‘Pediatric Neuropsychology’.

Research methods
Digital Neurocognitive testing, behavioral questionnaires, diffusion tensor imaging (tract-based spatial statistics and connectome analysis), functional MRI: (event-related fMRI and resting-state connectivity analysis).