Friday, 19 August 2016 15:38

Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, visiting Professor at DRCMR

With support from Lundbeckfonden Carl-Johan Boraxbekk will, in October, start as visiting Professor at the DRCMR.

This is a great opportunity for both DRCMR and Carl-Johan Boraxbekk to collaborate on studies on life-long brain plasticity. So far Carl-Johan’s work has been conducted at Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI), Umeå University, Sweden. 

CJ’s work has involved both controlled interventional studies of motor and cognitive functions, as well as studies based on longitudinal cohorts. The overarching ambition of his research has been to provide unique insights into neural plasticity and improved brain function after interventions (e.g., physical activity, memory training) across the lifespan in both healthy participants and patient groups. 

At DRCMR one goal is to prepare a novel interventional study to explore if transcranial alternating current stimulation, a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, may be used to improve motor control in older individuals. Carl-Johan will also collaborate with the healthy aging group and continue with population neuroscience studies.