New grant from The Lundbeck Foundation to boost clinical neuroscience research collaboration between Aarhus and Helsinki

Risto Näätänen Visiting Professor at CFIN/MIB.

2015.10.06 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

The Lundbeck Foundation has granted CFIN DKK 575.000 for a project entitled "Electrophysiological brain responses as outcome predictors in consciousness disorders" (PI: Prof. Y. Shtyrov). This grant will boost CFIN's international  collaboration with Helsinki University in clinical neuroscience research, and will be used to co-sponsor (together with MIB) a Visiting Professorship for Risto Näätänen at AU.

Risto Näätänen and his research group discovered the Mismatch Negativity (MMN) in 1978 – an event­related brain response to deviations in repetitive auditory stimulation measured with EEG (electroencephalography) and MEG (magneto encephalography). MMN measurements have far­reaching clinical applications within a wide range of clinical areas like audiology, neurology, psychiatry, physiology, psychology and developmental deficits.
Professor Näätänen has previously had several guest visits at CFIN and was Guest Professor from 2008-2012. 

Professor Näätänen will be collaborating with both CFIN and Music in the Brain (MIB) researchers during his stay in Aarhus - among these CFIN Professor Yury Shtyrov, who is head of the MEG research at CFIN, and MIB leader, Professor Peter Vuust.

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