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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.

Untersuchungen und Ziele des 1000 Gehirne-Projekts

Assessment and goals of 1000BRAINS

Within the scope of 1000BRAINS, conducted at the Research Centre Jülich, structure and function of the brain of 1000 subjects are extensively examined, starting in September 2011. This will allow understanding of the interplay of different brain regions and related changes thereof due to the normal process of ageing.

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Rekrutierung aus der Heinz-Nixdorf-Recall-Studie

Recruitment of subjects from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

Subjects of 1000BRAINS are participants of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, a population-based epidemiologic study on cardiovascular diseases. In this study, citizens of three cities (Bochum, Essen, Mühlheim) in the Ruhr area in West Germany are repeatedly examined since 2000.

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1000 Gehirne-Projekt

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Institutes of the Research Center:

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM)


Further information of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study:

Heinz Nixdorf Recall Studie









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