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I study complex dynamics of motor-related neural systems and its formal and conceptual assessment in terms of nonlinear dynamics and non-equilibrium statistics. Research activities cover spatio-temporal aspects of neural synchronization for information transfer during perceptual-motor tasks.

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Coordination Dynamics | IBBA, Research Institute MOVE


Over the years, I appropriated various methods for the analysis of multivariate signals for kinematic, electromyographic and encephalographic data. For example, I developed methods for the extraction of principal or independent components in the vicinity of qualitative changes in motor performance yielding a significant reduction of dimension and thus allowing for the analysis of motor (in-)stabilities, in general, and for classifying (switches between) gait patterns, in particular, including the patterns of accompanying cortical activity. Furthermore, I added to several research fields in theoretical physics, ranging from quantum information to diffusive systems and generalized thermostatistics.


I am currently working on the link between sensorimotor performance and neural synchronization using neuro-physiologically motivated stochastic neural models, bifurcation theory, and graph theory. This includes several PhD and Research Master projects involving both experimental approaches and theoretical ideas, also to investigate the interplay of dynamical and stochastic aspects of complex neural networks.

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Research Output 1996 2019

A combined diffusion-weighted and electroencephalography study on age-related differences in connectivity in the motor network during bimanual performance

Babaeeghazvini, P., Rueda-Delgado, L. M., Zivari Adab, H., Gooijers, J., Swinnen, S. & Daffertshofer, A., 15 Apr 2019, In : Human Brain Mapping. 40, 6, p. 1799-1813 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Motor Cortex
Healthy Volunteers

Age-related differences in neural spectral power during motor learning

Rueda-Delgado, L. M., Heise, K. F., Daffertshofer, A., Mantini, D. & Swinnen, S. P., May 2019, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 77, p. 44-57 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Young Adult
Motor Skills
Task Performance and Analysis
Prefrontal Cortex

How does upper extremity Fugl-Meyer motor score relate to resting-state EEG in chronic stroke? A power spectral density analysis

Saes, M., Meskers, C. G. M., Daffertshofer, A., de Munck, J. C., Kwakkel, G. & van Wegen, E. E. H., 1 May 2019, In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 130, 5, p. 856-862 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Upper Extremity

Modular control in children with cerebral palsy during the development of walking

Bekius, A., Zandvoort, C., Kerkman, J., Daffertshofer, A., Buizer, A. I., Harlaar, J. & Dominici, N., 12 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to ConferenceAbstractAcademic

Open Access

Network dynamics of coupled oscillators and phase reduction techniques

Pietras, B. & Daffertshofer, A., 25 Jul 2019, In : Physics Reports. 819, p. 1-105 105 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1998 2013

  • 37 Lecture / Presentation
  • 28 Editorial work
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Membership

The Annual Brainmodes 2013 Scientific Summit

A. Daffertshofer (Organiser)
2 Dec 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Frontiers in Physiology (Journal)

T.W. Boonstra (Member of editorial board), B.J. He (Member of editorial board), A. Daffertshofer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

NeuroImage (Journal)

A. Daffertshofer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Journal)

A. Daffertshofer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

A. Daffertshofer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic