Rebecca Ericsson

Teaching assistant

Working in Grégoria Kalpouzos group on the ElastAge project as amanuens/teaching assistant.

About me

I am studying Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and Consciousness at the University of Skövde. My dream is to do my own research one day, discover what consciousness is, write a book and get the Nobel Price. When I am not studying or working I go to the gym, make cocktails and watch Formula1.

Research description

I am working as an assistant in Grégoria Kalpouzos group with the ElastAge project where she is Principal Investigator (co-PI: Jonas Persson). Text below borrowed from Grégoria Kalpouzos page.

We investigate the biomechanical properties of the brain in cognitively healthy individuals and in patients with mild cognitive impairment using Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). Previous research has shown that in normal and pathological aging, the brain tissue becomes "softer". We investigate the molecular and microstructural neural underpinnings of the viscoelastic brain parameters, and relate those to brain activity and cognitive performance. This is a collaborative project between ARC/KI, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm/Division of Biomedical Imaging (KTH), the Memory Clinic of Karolinska University Hospital Solna, and Stockholm University/Department of Psychology.


Elastogram from MRE sequence (pilot study) showing local stiffness in pascals.