Carolyn Langen

Carolyn Langen
Almende BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands

MSc, PhD

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September 2012 - August 2016
Erasmus MC
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (13)
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Previous studies have linked global burden of age-related white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) to cognitive impairment. We aimed to determine how WMHs in individual white matter connections relate to measures of cognitive function relative to measures of connectivity which do not take WMHs into account. Brain connectivity and WMH-related disconnect...
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Introduction Typical brain development is characterized by specific patterns of maturation of functional networks. Cortico‐cortical connectivity generally increases, whereas subcortico‐cortical connections often decrease. Little is known about connectivity changes amongst different subcortical regions in typical development. Methods This study exa...
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The brain is like a super computer: it is a collection of interconnected computational units which work together to enable both basic functions, such as regulation of breathing, as well as higher functions, such as cognition, thought and emotion. The computational units, or regions, are located in the grey matter (i.e. the cortical surface and in t...
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Schizophrenia is highly heritable, yet its underlying pathophysiology remains largely unknown. Among the most well-replicated findings in neurobiological studies of schizophrenia are deficits in myelination and white matter integrity; however, direct etiological genetic and cellular evidence has thus far been lacking. Here, we implement a family-ba...
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The regional distribution of white matter (WM) abnormalities in schizophrenia remains poorly understood, and reported disease effects on the brain vary widely between studies. In an effort to identify commonalities across studies, we perform what we believe is the first ever large-scale coordinated study of WM microstructural differences in schizop...
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Brain connectivity is increasingly being studied using connectomes. Typical structural connectome definitions do not directly take white matter pathology into account. Presumably, pathology impedes signal transmission along fibres, leading to a reduction in function. In order to directly study disconnection and localize pathology within the connect...
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We present the largest population-based heritability study of the human brain structural connectome, including a pathology-sensitive extension, the disconnectome. The disconnectome maps the effect of white matter lesions throughout the brain. The connectome and disconnectome were generated from diffusion-weighted images of 3255 unrelated subjects f...
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White matter lesions play a role in cognitive decline and dementia. One presumed pathway is through disconnection of functional networks. Little is known about location-specific effects of lesions on functional connectivity. This study examined location-specific effects within anatomically-defined white matter tracts in 1,584 participants of the Ro...
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Structural and functional brain connectivity are increasingly used to identify and analyze group differences in studies of brain disease. This study presents methods to analyze uni- and bi-modal brain connectivity and evaluate their ability to identify differences. Novel visualizations of significantly different connections comparing multiple metri...
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There is considerable evidence that white matter abnormalities play a key role in the pathogenesis of a number of major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Few studies, however, have compared white matter abnormalities early in the course of the illness. A total of 102 child...

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