Intellectual disability and neurohabilitation

Bjørnar HasselGroup leader
Bjørnar Hassel
Group leader

The aim of the neurohabilitation research group is

  1. to conduct research that will lead to improvement of the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities,
  2. to investigate mechanisms behind brain dysfunction and damage that leads to developmental disability. 

In collaboration with the municipality of Oslo, various departments at OUH and OsloMet, we investigate the use of sensors for autonomic responses as a means of communication for developmentally disabled persons who are unable to express their needs. 

To investigate mechanisms that underlie some forms of developmental disability we use clinical and preclinical approaches to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity of certain metabolites and microbes.