Carl Johan Boraxbekk

Email

Tel.

+46 7053 86424

Position

Visiting Professor

Affiliations

Center for Demographic and Aging Research (CEDAR)/Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI), Umeå University, Sweden.

Research Interests

The ultimate goal for my research group is to provide unique insights into neural plasticity and improved brain function after interventions such as cognitive (e.g., motor imagery or memory training) or physical (e.g., cardiovascular exercise) training across the lifespan in both healthy participants and patient groups. My studies usually involve tests of motor and cognitive functions in combination with various brain imaging techniques such as functional and structural MRI and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). I am currently preparing a novel intervention to study how transcranial alternating current stimulation (TACS) may be used to improve motor control in older individuals.

Research Groups

Ageing and Dementia

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2008

PhD in Physiology

2004

MA in Psychology

Employments

2016 - Present

Visiting Professor at DRCMR

2012 - Present

Associate Professor of Neuroscience Umeå University

2009 - 2012

Independent Researcher, Umeå University

2005 - 2008

PhD Student, Umeå University

Publications

Boraxbekk, C.-J., Hagkvist, F., & Lindner, P. (2016). Motor and mental training in older people: Transfer, interference, and associated functional neural responses. Neuropsychologia 89, 371-377.

Stomby, A., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Lundquist, A., Nordin Adolfsson, A., Nilsson, L.-G., Adolfsson, R., Nyberg, L., & Olsson, T. (2016). Higher diurnal salivary cortisol levels are related to smaller prefrontal cortex surface area in elderly men and women. European Journal of Endocrinology 175 (2), 117-126

Boraxbekk, C.-J., Salami, A., Wåhlin, A., & Nyberg, L. (2016). Physical activity over a decade modifies age-related decline in perfusion, gray matter volume, and functional connectivity of the posterior default mode network - a multimodal approach. NeuroImage, 131, 133-141

Wikström-Frisén, L., Boraxbekk, C.-J., & Henriksson-Larsén, K. (2016). Increasing training load without risking the female athlete triad: Menstrual cycle based periodized training may be an answer? Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical fitness

Wennberg, P., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Wheeler, M., Howard, B., Dempsey, P.C., Lamberg, G., Eikelis, N., Larsen, R., Sethi, P., Occleston, J., Hernestål-Boman, J., Ellis, K.A., Owen, N., Dunstan, D.W. (2016). Acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on fatigue and cognition: A pilot study. BMJ Open, 6(2), e009630

Hedlund, M., Lindström, B., Sojka, P., Lundström, R., & Boraxbekk, C.-J. Is better preservation of eccentric strength after stroke due to altered pre-frontal function? (2016). Neurocase, 22(2), 229-242 

Månsson, NT.K., Frick, A., Carlbring, P., Furmark, T., Andersson, G., & Boraxbekk, C.-J. (2016). Neuroplasticity in response to cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 6, e727

Boraxbekk, C.-J., Ames, D., Kochan, N. A., Lee, T., Thalamuthu, A., Wen, W., Armstrong, N.J., Kwok, J.B.J., Schofield, P.R., Reppermund, S., Wright, M.J., Trollor, J.N., Brodaty, H., Sachdev, P., & Mather, K. (2015). Investigating the influence of KIBRA and CLSTN2 genetic polymorphisms on cross-sectional and longitudinal measures of memory performance and hippocampal volume in older individuals. Neuropsychologia, 78, 10-17 

Wikström-Frisén, L., Boraxbekk, C.-J., & Henriksson-Larsén, K. (2015). Improving the effects of periodized resistance training in strength trained women by utilizing the menstrual cycle. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical fitness

Molander, B., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Stenling, A., & Borg, E. (2015). Judging and regulating force in sports: the psychophysical scale as a tool for putting shots. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 6, 154-169

Bergman, F., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Wennberg, P., Sörlin, P., Olsson, T. (2015). Increasing physical activity in office workers – the Inphact Treadmill study; a study protocol for a 13-month randomized controlled trial of treadmill workstations. BMC Public Health, 15 (632), 1-10.

Malmberg-Gavelin, H., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Stenlund, T., Slunga, L., Stigsdotter-Neely, A. (2015) Effects of process-based cognitive training intervention for patients with stress-related exhaustion. Stress, 18(5), 578-588

Boraxbekk, C.-J, Stomby, A., Ryberg, M., Lindahl, B., Larsson, C., Nyberg, L., & Olsson, T. (2015). Diet-induced weight loss alters functional brain responses during an episodic memory task. Obesity Facts, 8, 261-272

Boraxbekk, C.-J., Lundquist, A., Nordin, A., Nyberg, L., Nilsson, L.-G., & Adolfsson, R. (2015). Free recall episodic memory performance predicts dementia 10 years prior to clinical diagnosis: findings from the Betula longitudinal study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 5(2), 191-202

Månsson, NT.K., Frick, A., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Marquand, A., Williams, S., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., & Furmark, T. (2015). Predicting Long-term Outcome of Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder Using fMRI and Support Vector Machine Learning. Translational Psychiatry, 5, e530

Carelli, G. M., & Olsson, C.-J. (2015). Neural correlates of time perspectives. In Time perspective theory; Review, Research and Application-Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo, Springer