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PhD Defence

Brain networks in aging and dementia

  • A. Hafkemeijer
Thursday 26 May 2016
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


In her thesis “Brain networks in aging and dementia”, Anne Hafkemeijer describes neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain networks in healthy aging and dementia. Functional and structural brain networks change with healthy and pathological aging, with differences in network degeneration between different types of dementia. These disease-specific network differences suggest the potential of brain networks to improve diagnostic accuracy. However, at this moment, these findings are only applicable for groups of patients and not yet suitable as a diagnostic tool on an individual basis.


  • Prof. S.A.R.B. Rombouts


PhD defences are free; you do not have to register.

PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through theLeiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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