Fascinated by the brain’s complexity


Marit Boxum

Research Intern at Research Institute Brainclinics, since January 2023

You’re a student?
Yes, currently, I am studying the master Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University, with a specialization in neuroscience.

Why neuroscience, and not, for instance, Molecular Medicine?
I have always been fascinated by the function of the brain and the complexity involved. There is still a lot to learn about the brain and I really would like to learn more about it in order to help people as individuals and improve treatments. Last year I did a research internship into balance problems in people with Parkinson’s Disease. During that time, I also became acquainted with EEG as a research method and my interest in neuroimaging techniques arose.

Yes, the brain is extremely fascinating! But why The Brainclinics Foundation?
Brainclinics appeals to me because of their focus on individual differences to develop stratified and personalized medicine through the use of brainmarkers. I think each person is different and should be treated differently, and that is what Brainclinics also stands for.

What will be your focus at Brainclinics?
During my internship, I will investigate the relationship between one of the brainmarkers and sleep, cognition, and mood. Furthermore, I will be involved in collecting EEG data for further studies.