Study on brain ageing and related interindividual variability
General depiction of 1000BRAINS
Not one brain equals another: There are differences in location, size and extent of brain areas and in the interplay between different brain regions. Additionally, the brain is subject to changes across the whole lifespan. The amount of such changes varies considerably between subjects. Therefore in this study, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers from the institutes INM-1, INM-2, INM-4 and INM-8 of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) of the Research Centre Jülich in cooperation with the University Duisburg-Essen investigate the process of normal brain ageing in a group of 1000 subjects of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Goal of this study is to assess characteristic changes in structure and function of the brain due to ageing and to distinguish them from disease-related influences.