Dr R.C.G. Helmich (Rick)

Principal Investigator - Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Dr R.C.G. Helmich (Rick)
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Kapittelweg 29

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Postbus 9101

I am interested in the functional anatomy of neurological symptoms, in particular of movement disorders. My main focus in on Parkinson's disease, and I am especially interested in tremor. The human brain is organized in networks, and this is important for explaining neurological symptoms. My research tools are functional MRI, combined with EMG, SPECT and TMS. I use them to investigate (resting state) functional connectivity, effective connectivity (DCM), and task-based cerebral activity. My aim is that these findings will help explain neurological symptoms, and lead to new diagnostics and treatments for patients with movement disorders.

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Rick Helmich examines the brain mechanisms that form the basis of neurological ​movement disorders, such as tremors (trembling). In his research, he focuses on Parkinson’s disease. The goal of his research is to develop new diagnoses and treatments for patients with movement disorders.