Mr Bastiaan Bijleveld
My current project involves investigating the neural substrates of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One particular region of interest for us is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). This brain region has a central multifaceted role in OCD pathology, and our aim is to investigate this putative role of the vmPFC in regard to large-scale neuronal networks.
Using a resting state functional connectivity analysis, we hope to elucidate how the ventromedial prefrontal cortex relates to core OCD pathology, such as the thalamo-cortico-striatal circuitry, and frontoparietal networks.
Other projects involve the acquisition of cognitive measurements in patients with OCD, and looking at white matter tracts using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).
Diffusion tensor imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Resting state functional connectivity analysis