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Clinical Neuroanatomy

What moves us – and how do we move?
Exploring movement disorders

Eine Darstellung der Krankheitsbilder


Only if and when the performance of our movements is disturbed, we do realize how much in life depends on the precise execution of movements. Even though the likelihood of movement disorders increases with age, movement disorders can start at any age. Precise grip, clear speech, stable gait without permanent risk of falls or injuries - are far from granted for patients with various types of movement disorders


The project team Clinical Neuroanatomy focuses on the neuroanatomical causes of different movement disorders in vivo and post mortem to improve early diagnosis and identify biomarker for potential therapies and to separate genuinely age-related changes of motion from movement disorders.


Recruitment of patients is done in cooperation with university hospitals close by and patient support groups. Our collaboration with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.(http://www.uniklinik-duesseldorf.de/unternehmen/institute/institut-fuer-klinische-neurowissenschaften-und-medizinische-psychologie/zentrum-fuer-bewegungstoerungen-und-neuromodulation/) facilitates application of fundamental research knowledge advances obtained in Juelich to patient care.