Willem de Haan

DR., PhD


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    Research interests

    The aim of my research is to better understand the relation between brain network activity and cognitive impairment. Having been among the first to describe specific patterns of brain network damage in Alzheimer's disease (AD), during the past years I have developed a computational brain network model of AD. This approach helps to understand both the neurophysiological mechanism of the disease, and a recent insight is that it can also guide treatment selection by solving how to modulate abnormal brain activity in order to optimize network function. Modeling predictions will be tested in Alzheimer patients in the upcoming years using non-invasive brain stimulation.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, In a network state of mind, VU University

    Award Date: 7 Nov 2012

    External positions

    Senior Researcher, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands


    • R Medicine (General)
    • dementia
    • alzheimer
    • neurophysiology
    • magnetoencephalography
    • electroencephalography
    • brain networks
    • graph theory
    • functional connectivity
    • direct current stimulation
    • computational modelling
    • neural mass modelling

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