Preprint – Fingerprinting and behavioural prediction rest on distinct functional systems of the human connectome
New preprint on the relation between functional connectome-based identification and behavioural prediction! Based on high-quality resting-state fMRI, we find a dichotomy of signatures underlying the identification of individuals and the prediction of behaviour. The dichotomy is apparent on all levels of analysis, looking at individual connections, resting-state networks and topological distribution. Find the preprint here!
New article in NeuroImage: Clinical: Transdiagnostic analysis reveals a shared hippocampal damage pattern across neuroimmunological diseasesNina2021-01-15T11:53:50+01:00
New article in NeuroImage: Clinical: Transdiagnostic analysis reveals a shared hippocampal damage pattern across neuroimmunological diseases
Our recent article shows that hippocampal surface deformations converge on the left anterior hippocampus in patients with multiple sclerosis, NMDA receptor encephalitis and LGI1 encephalitis. This surface area appears to be particularly vulnerable across diseases and is sensitive to cognitive alterations.
Discover the spatial patterns in our full-text here.
New members joining our lab!
We are happy to announce that four new members are joining our lab.
Katia Schwichtenberg will be working for her medical doctoral project in 2021! She will investigate long-term cognitive outcomes following COVID-19. Welcome, Katia!
Also, we are delighted that Marie Schweikard joins for her medical doctoral thesis. Marie is going to work with us on neuroimaging findings in patients with autoimmune encephalitis. Bienvenue, Marie!
We are also very happy to welcome Nina Stephan, who is joining in 2021 as a student assistant . Hello, Nina!
And last but not least, a warm welcome to Wei Zhao, who will join for his doctoral project in 2021. Hi, Wei!
Looking forward to working with you!
New review in Translational Psychiatry with colleagues from King’s College London – Cognitive impact of neuronal antibodies: encephalitis and beyond
The review describes the cognitive impairment associated with each antibody-mediated syndrome and discusses the potential role of autoantibodies on cognition.
Find the full publication here.
New paper in Annals of Neurology: Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcome Predictors in Pediatric Anti–N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis
Longitudinal volumetric MRI analyses revealed significant brain volume loss and failure of age-expected brain growth in pediatric anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Abnormal MRI findings, a clinical presentation with sensorimotor deficits, and a treatment delay of over 4 weeks were identified as predictors of poor clinical outcome.
Find the full publication here.
Preprint – State-dependent signatures of Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis
New preprint on temporal dynamics of functional connectivity in autoimmune encephalitis! State-wise group comparisons and supervised machine learning detect state-dependent alterations in patients that remain undetected in static analysis. Find the preprint here!
Amy Romanello joined the lab!
We are very glad to announce that Amy Romanello, currently writing her master’s thesis in our lab, will stay with us as a PhD student starting in October 2020. She was accepted for a full-time 3-year scholarship at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain to carry out her project, presently titled Temporal Complexity of Resting-State Brain Signals: Capturing the Dynamics of Spontaneous Brain Activity.