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Hilmar Sigurdsson

PhD student, Faculty of Science

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Biography

I completed my BSc in Psychology from University of Iceland in 2011. In 2013 I graduated with a Research MSc degree in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Neuropsychology track) from University of Maastricht. After an 8 month internship in Germany I was awarded the Vice-Chancellors scholarship for research excellence to start my PhD in Nottingham with Prof. Stephen R. Jackson studying the somatosensory system in young people with Tourette syndrome.

Expertise Summary

My work with Prof. Jackson has mostly involved studying the mechanisms involved in sensory processing, sensory amplification and sensory urges in patients with Tourette syndrome. I am heavily interested in the sensory-motor integration. During my PhD I have used multi-modal approach to study these mechanisms such as brain stimulation (TMS) and brain imaging (DTI, sMRI and MR spectroscopy).

Research Summary

My research at the School of Psychology focuses on Tourette's syndrome in adolescence and young adults. Specifically, my main focus is on premonitory urges in the disorder and how the insula is… read more

Current Research

My research at the School of Psychology focuses on Tourette's syndrome in adolescence and young adults. Specifically, my main focus is on premonitory urges in the disorder and how the insula is involved in this type of urges. Moreover, I am looking into how the insula interacts with the rest of the brain. In order to achieve this I am using explorative research strategies to find pathophysiological differences between patients with TS and typically developing control subjects.

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