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S. Hirsiger

Sarah has returned to the University of Zurich. Below is her profile from when she was in the Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory. Her current profile can be found at: http://www.inapic.uzh.ch/aboutus/team/s-hirsiger.html
Sarah is investigating intra-individual differences between brain structure/function and cognition/motor control in the context of healthy aging.


“The intra-individual differences in brain parameters found in healthy aging are tremendous. Gaining insight into how we can relate these findings to behavior outcome measures could support the understanding how deterioration processes are driven. Maybe in the future this research could help to decelerate age-related cognitive decline.”


She studied Human Movement Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, specializing in neural control of movements and motor learning. In September 2010, she received her master’s degree and is currently a PhD student at the International Normal Aging and Plasticity Imaging Center (INAPIC) at the University of Zurich. 


Sarah wrote her master’s thesis during a one-year research stay at the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Finding no area more interesting, challenging or fulfilling than research, Sarah hopes to continue working in academia in the future.

Sarah Hirsiger, MSc

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