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Dr Daniela Balslev



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I have graduated as an MD/PhD from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen. My PhD thesis “Proprioception – an obstacle for motor control in conditions with a visuoproprioceptive conflict” addressed a topic at the interface between multisensory integration and motor control. The doctoral work triggered my interest in brain-behavior relationships and prompted a career change towards cognitive neuroscience. I had the great opportunity to receive funding from the Danish Medical Research Councils and a Marie Curie fellowship for career development from the EU to focus on research. These fellowships have allowed me not only to answer questions about the neural basis of multisensory integration, body ownership or spatial attention, but have also given me the chance to learn advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience with key experts at the University of Birmingham (Prof Chris Miall), University of Copenhagen (Dr Ian Law, Prof Olaf B. Paulson, Prof Hartwig Siebner) and University of Tuebingen (Prof Hans-Otto Karnath).

2002 - MD from University of Copenhagen
2005 - PhD from University of Copenhagen, Graduate School of Neuroscience
2005/2007 - Basic clinical training (Danish "Turnus") at Copenhagen University Hospital
2007/2009 - Postdoc, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (Postdoctoral Fellowship from Danish Medical Research Councils)
2009/2010 - Postdoc, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital (Postdoctoral Fellowship from Danish Medical Research Councils)
2010/2012 - Postdoc, Center of Neurology, University of Tuebingen (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development)
2012/2013 - Postdoc, School of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (Principal Investigator on Research Grant from Danish Medical Research Councils)

Research overview

I work in the area of cognitive neuroscience using transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy humans as well as behavioral testing of neurological patients with a brain lesion. My research aims to ground spatial cognition into basic sensorimotor mechanisms. For details please see