Aicha Dijkshoorn, MSc
Neuroscientist | Neuropsychologist
Patients with central nervous system malignancies often experience cognitive dysfunction and reduced health-related quality of life throughout the course of their disease. This is important to study since any cognitive deficit (even temporary) may have an immediate impact on the patients’ daily life and work ability.
I am particularly interested in determining neurocognitive functioning and associated structural brain changes of patients with brain tumours. My efforts are directed at helping patient who at present struggle with cognitive difficulties and to improve clinical care for future brain tumour patients. It is my ambition to identify groups at risk for cognitive decline at an early stage and to help develop interventions to reduce cognitive decline in brain tumour patients.
|2016-2019||Utrecht University & University of Cambridge||M.Sc. Neuroscience & Cognition, magna cum laude, with honours degree|
|2016-2018||Utrecht University||M.Sc. Neuropsychology, magna cum laude|
|2012-2015||Utrecht University||B.Sc. Neuropsychology, cum laude, with honours degree|
- Dijkshoorn ABC, Turk E, Hortenius LM, van der Aa NE, Hoebeek FE, Groenendaal F, de Vries LS, Benders MJNL & Dudink J (2019). Preterm infants with isolated cerebellar hemorrhage show bilateral cortical alterations at term. Submitted.
- Hortensius LM, Dijkshoorn ABC, Ecury-Goossen GM, Steggerda SJ, Hoebeek FE, Benders MJNL & Dudink J. Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Preterm Isolated Cerebellar Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics, 142(5), e20180609.