Project

Neural correlates of perceptual-motor (dys-)functioning in children with obesity

Duration
01 October 2013 → 17 June 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Neurosciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Nursing
    • Neurosciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
Keywords
Childhood Obesity Brain Imaging Perceptual Motor Function
 
Project description

This project will further document the nature of perceptual-motor (dys-)function in obese children by means of specific motor tasks. Advanced neuroimaging will be used to investigate characteristics of brain structural

and functional networks. Using a cross-sectional and longitudinal (pre-post) design, the extent to which (a decreased) BMI, motor behavioral measures and structural / functional characteristics of the brain are correlated.