Ahead of the game: Improving executive functioning in children with cerebral palsy using game-based cognitive training and neurofeedback

Samenvatting

Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive movement disorder, affecting 1 in 500 children. In 30-50% of the cases, essential executive functioning abilities (e.g., attention, working memory, decision-making) are impaired as well. However, current research and treatment predominantly focus on the motor deficits. Cognitive training and neurofeedback approaches have shown promising results in improving executive functioning abilities in healthy and clinical populations. Therefore, the current proposal aims to investigate whether cognitive training, neurofeedback, or a combination of these can improve executive functioning in cerebral palsy. These training methods are embedded in an adaptive, engaging game environment, aimed at optimizing training efficacy.

Output

Proefschrift

  • Beoogd: Proefschrift

Publieksinformatie

  • H Boeijkens(2017): Improving motor and working memory function through functional near-infrared spectroscopy neurofeedback
  • B Sorger(2017): An fNIRS-based brain-machine interface for remote robot control

Kenmerken

Projectnummer

406-15-214

Hoofdaanvrager

Prof. dr. R.W. Goebel

Verbonden aan

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Nederlands Herseninstituut, Neuronen en Netwerken

Uitvoerders

H. Boeijkens BSc, C. van der Wauw