|Sensory-motor processing as a transdiagnostic mechanism underlying FD
|Technical University Munich, Germany
|Prof. Nadine Lehnen
|This project can be approached from different angles within our interdisciplinary team. We welcome applicants with a degree in medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, behavioral, systems or computational neuroscience, health or sport sciences, engineering or mathematics.
The main goal of this project is to test whether there is evidence for a trans-diagnostic mechanism underlying FD, characterized by erroneous sensory processing in the brain. We will approach this questions studying patients with FD characterized by movement symptoms and dizziness. We will use a computational-experimental approach to investigate whether sensory-motor processing is similarly affected in patients with functional movement disorders and patients with functional dizziness. Eye and head movements will be measured in an experimental situation before, during and after an increase of the head moment of inertia. The experimental results together with computational modelling based on robust control will allow us to assess the interplay between sensory input and expectation.
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