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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds MICHIEL WAGEMAKERS: Hi. My name is Michiel Wagemakers. I’m a neurosurgeon here at the University Medical Centre Groningen. During this course, I will be talking to you about the decision making during awake surgery and some anatomy of the brain.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds GEA DROST: I’m Gea Drost. I’m a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, and in this course, I will talk about direct electrical cortical stimulation and about how to record brain activity during and after awake surgery.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds ANTHONY ABSALOM: My name is Anthony Absalom, and it’s my pleasure to be involved in this course. I’m an anesthesiologist, and so I am involved in the course to explain to you the role of the anesthesiologist, which is to keep the patient safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 seconds WENCKE VEENSTRA: My name is Wencke Veenstra. I’m a neuropsychologist and a clinical linguist. I’m involved in pre- and post-operative neuropsychological assessment in patients who apply for awake surgery. In this course, I will teach you about the tailor-made approach for task selections for patients who apply for awake surgery.

Getting to know each other

Curious to know who will be part of the educator team next to Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse? Watch this video to get a short introduction of the medical team!

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Neurolinguist Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michiel Wagemakers

Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist Dr. Gea Drost

Anesthesiologist Prof. Anthony Absalom

Neuropsychologist & Clinical linguist Wencke Veenstra MSc


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Language Testing During Awake Brain Surgery

University of Groningen

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