Caroline Nettekoven

Caroline Nettekoven

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Alan Turing Institute

I am a researcher at the University of Cambridge interested in how different brain regions work together to achieve complex behaviours. I also study how disrupted communication between brain regions leads to disordered behaviour and have a particular interest in the cerebellum.

During my doctoral work, I showed that intrinsic connectivity in a major node of the motor network - the cerebellum - changes through motor adaptation in a performance-relevant manner. I also found that cortico-cerebellar connectivity change during adaptation correlates with how well people retain adapted movements. These connectivity changes are associated with cerebellar and cortical neurochemistry, suggesting a direct link between local neurochemical concentration, functional connectivity and behaviour in motor adaptation.

Currently, I study altered connectivity in the brain and its role in disordered mental health.

Interests

  • Neuroimaging
  • Computational Modelling
  • Cerebellum
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Open Science

Education

  • DPhil, 2020

    University of Oxford

  • BSc, 2015

    Heidelberg University

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