Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cognitive Neurology
Dr Michele Veldsman is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Cognitive Neurology group of Professor Masud Husain. Her research looks at the impact of dementia syndromes and stroke on functional and structural networks in the human brain.
After graduating with a BSc (Hons.) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol in the UK, she worked in the laboratory of Professor Michael Chee in Singapore. Here, she used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on cognition and brain function. She went on to develop these techniques working with Professor Rhodri Cusack at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, where she helped to develop a new form of real-time fMRI. She was awarded a highly competitive Medical Research Council Post-Graduate fellowship to fund her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD examined individual differences in the capacity and precision of visual memory for complex objects using behavioural experiments and fMRI. After her PhD she moved to The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health to investigate longitudinal brain connectivity changes in stroke patients with the aim of predicting post-stroke dementia.
Predicting Poststroke Cognitive Impairment: Sharpening the Diffuse?
Brodtmann A. and Veldsman M., (2021), Stroke
Residual Fatigue and Cognitive Deficits in Patients After Leucine-Rich Glioma-Inactivated 1 Antibody Encephalitis.
Binks SNM. et al, (2021), JAMA Neurol
Apathy in small vessel cerebrovascular disease is associated with deficits in effort-based decision making.
Saleh Y. et al, (2021), Brain
The human hippocampus and its subfield volumes across age, sex and APOE e4 status.
Veldsman M. et al, (2021), Brain Commun, 3