Although research interest in dissociative identity disorder (DID) is rapidly growing, there is still a need for more objective (neuroimaging) research in order to unravel the biological mechanisms that underly DID. Previous research has shown that task-related brain activation patterns are dependent on the identity state in charge. However, this previous research only investigated DID patients and critics might argue that these effects can be suggested and/or simulated as well. Eline Vissia her PhD research will compare neuropsychological measures and task-related brain activation patterns, as assessed by fMRI, in DID patients to several control groups.
Eline's background is in psychology with a specialisation in brain and behaviour. Her focus in her master year was mainly in the research field, but she has a great interest in the clinical field as well. DID is one of the most complex disorders, which makes it both a challenge and extremely interesting for scientific research. In previous projects, Eline has worked with fMRI.
The last years, Eline and Mechteld worked together fruitfully several times. The possibility to continue working together in this project is therefore a great opportunity. Eline is based in Groningen to work with participants from the northern part of the Netherlands.
2008-2009: MSc in Psychology (Brain and Behaviour), at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG).
Thesis: 'The effects of visual context on odour-taste perception: An fMRI-study. ' Accomplished at the BCN-NIC, Groningen, Netherlands, supervised by Dr. M. van Beilen and Dr. A.Bouma.
2002-2006: BSc in Psychology, at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG).
2009- at present: PhD student, BCN Neuroimaging Center, Universal Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
2008-2009 research assistant BCN-NIC / TIFN Wageningen
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