News

Here you will find all the latest news about DRCMR and the researchers and students working at the centre.

Research assistant Martin Skov has together with Thomas Wiben Jensen edited a new book "Følelser og Kognition". In a recent program in the Danish National Radio's show Orientering Martin appeared and explained how important emotions are when making political decision. 
On April 30th 2007, Katja Krabbe succesfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "MR Investigations in Parkisonism". Congratulations!
On March 28th 2007, Elizabeth Kalowska succesfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Cerebral Blood Flow in Patients with Stroke-in-Progression". Congratulations!
DRCMR proudly presents the Annual report for 2006 giving an overview of clinical and research activities. PDF format optimised for screen (1.1 MB) and printing (32 MB).Link to more annual reports
A collaboration between DRCMR, the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Department of Neurobiology and Pharmacology (University of Copenhagen) has proven fruitful. Whilst investigating the neural mechanisms underlying movement perception, a group of researchers (Mark Schram Christensen, Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Svend Sparre Geertsen, Tue Hvass Petersen, Olaf B. Paulson and Jens Bo Nielsen) made an interesting discovery. We already know that whenever we move, signals from our muscles, tendons and joints provide information about the movement to our brains. However, when this information flow is blocked, activation of the somatosensory cortex is preserved and actually shows an increased interaction with the premotor cortex. This suggests that the brain compensates for the absence by self-inducing the activation which it expects to be present in the somatosensory cortex when the body moves. The work has been published in Nature Neuroscience.
Professor Maurice Ptito has been granted "Fondsbørsvekselerer Henry Hansen og Hustru Karla Hansens" prestigious research prize of half a million Danish kroner. It is awarded for Dr. Ptitos work on visual perception via the tongue.
Gitte Moos Knudsen appeared in the danish radio P1 in a program about human consciousness .  Torben Lund and Søren K. appeared in the youth program "Sportsnørd" on DR1 about karate. Selected press appearances: DR:Nov03, DR1:Sep05, DR:Dec05.
The DRCMR at Hvidovre Hospital was very pleased and grateful to receive an additional MR scanner from the Simon Spies Foundation
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