Dr Linda Geerligs

Linda Geerligs

University position

Research Associate



MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit



Home page

http://www.lindageerligs.com (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My research centers around the normal age related changes in brain function and its effects on cognitive functioning. At the moment, my work is focused on functional connectivity changes in the aging brain and its implications for cognitive functioning of older adults. In addition, I am interested in changes in the dynamics of brain function.

Functional networks in the aging brain
Functional networks in the aging brain
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Research Focus






Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)



Karen Campbell

Rik Henson

Darren Price

Mikail Rubinov

Kamen Tsvetanov


Monicque Lorist Web: http://www.rug.nl/staff/m...

Natasha Maurits Web: http://www.clinicalneuroengineering.com/About.a...

Emi Saliasi Web: http://emisaliasi.com/

Michelle Servaas Web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile...

Associated News Items

Key publications

Geerligs L, Renken RJ, Saliasi E, Maurits NM, Lorist MM (2015), “A Brain-Wide Study of Age-Related Changes in Functional Connectivity.” Cereb Cortex 25(7):1987-99 Details

Geerligs L, Rubinov M, Cam-CAN, Henson RN (2015), “State and Trait Components of Functional Connectivity: Individual Differences Vary with Mental State” The Journal of Neuroscience 35(41): 13949-13961

Geerligs L, Saliasi E, Renken RJ, Maurits NM, Lorist MM (2014), “Flexible connectivity in the aging brain revealed by task modulations.” Hum Brain Mapp 35(8):3788-804 Details


in press

Tsvetanov K, Henson RN, Tyler LK, Razi A, Geerligs L, Ham T, Rowe J (in press), “Extrinsic and intrinsic brain network connectivity maintains cognition across the lifespan despite accelerated decay of regional brain activation” The Journal of Neuroscience


Campbell KL, Shafto MA, Wright P, Tsvetanov KA, Geerligs L, Cusack R, Tyler LK (2015), “Idiosyncratic responding during movie-watching predicted by age differences in attentional control” Neurobiology of Aging 36(11): 3045-3055

Saliasi E, Geerligs L, Dalenberg JR, Lorist MM, Maurits NM (2015), “Differences in cognitive aging: typology based on a community structure detection approach.” Front Aging Neurosci 7:35 Details


Banis S, Geerligs L, Lorist MM (2014), “Acute stress modulates feedback processing in men and women: differential effects on the feedback-related negativity and theta and beta power.” PLoS One 9(4):e95690 Details

Geerligs L, Maurits NM, Renken RJ, Lorist MM (2014), “Reduced specificity of functional connectivity in the aging brain during task performance.” Hum Brain Mapp 35(1):319-30 Details

Geerligs L, Saliasi E, Maurits NM, Renken RJ, Lorist MM (2014), “Brain mechanisms underlying the effects of aging on different aspects of selective attention.” Neuroimage 91:52-62 Details

Saliasi E, Geerligs L, Lorist MM, Maurits NM (2014), “Neural correlates associated with successful working memory performance in older adults as revealed by spatial ICA.” PLoS One 9(6):e99250 Details

Servaas MN, Geerligs L, Jan Renken R, Marsman JB, Ormel J, Riese H, Aleman A (2014), “Connectomics and neuroticism: an altered functional network organization.” Neuropsychopharmacology Details


Saliasi E, Geerligs L, Lorist MM, Maurits NM (2013), “The relationship between P3 amplitude and working memory performance differs in young and older adults.” PLoS One 8(5):e63701 Details


Geerligs L, Aky├╝rek EG (2012), “Temporal integration depends on increased prestimulus beta band power.” Psychophysiology 49(11):1464-7 Details

Geerligs L, Saliasi E, Maurits NM, Lorist MM (2012), “Compensation through increased functional connectivity: neural correlates of inhibition in old and young.” J Cogn Neurosci 24(10):2057-69 Details


Geerligs L, Meppelink AM, Brouwer WH, van Laar T (2009), “The effects of apomorphine on visual perception in patients with Parkinson disease and visual hallucinations: a pilot study.” Clin Neuropharmacol 32(5):266-8 Details