Heidi Johansen-Berg

Professor II
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Phone +44 (0)1865 222548
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address FMRIB Centre University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences John Radcliffe Hospital Headington

Academic Interests

Our research focuses on how the brain changes with learning, experience, and damage. As well as shedding light on how the healthy brain responds to change, our work also has implications for understanding and treating disease.

For example, we are testing new methods for rehabilitation after stroke and we are assessing whether taking up exercise could slow the effects of age on the brain.


  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.

  • I head the Plasticity Group at The Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB).

Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience


  • de Lange, Ann-Marie Glasø; Bråthen, Anne Cecilie Sjøli; Grydeland, Håkon; Sexton, Claire; Johansen-Berg, Heidi; Andersson, Jesper L.R.; Rohani, Darius; Nyberg, Lars; Fjell, Anders Martin & Walhovd, Kristine B (2016). White-matter integrity as a marker for cognitive plasticity in aging. Neurobiology of Aging.  ISSN 0197-4580.  47, s 74- 82 . doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.07.007
  • Krogsrud, Stine Kleppe; Fjell, Anders Martin; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Grydeland, Håkon; Ferschmann, Lia; Due-Tønnessen, Paulina; Bjørnerud, Atle; Sampaio-Baptista, Cassandra; Andersson, Jesper; Johansen-Berg, Heidi & Walhovd, Kristine B (2016). Changes in white matter microstructure in the developing brain - A longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study of children from 4 to 11years of age. NeuroImage.  ISSN 1053-8119.  124, s 473- 486 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.017
  • Douaud, Gwenaëlle; Groves, Adrian; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Duff, Eugene; Engvig, Andreas; Walhovd, Kristine B; James, Anthony; Gass, Achim; Monsch, Andreas U.; Matthews, Paul M.; Fjell, Anders Martin; Smith, Stephen & Johansen-Berg, Heidi (2014). A common brain network links development, aging, and vulnerability to disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  111(49), s 17648- 17653 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410378111
  • Sexton, Claire E; Storsve, Andreas Berg; Walhovd, Kristine B; Johansen-Berg, Heidi & Fjell, Anders Martin (2014). Poor Sleep Quality is Associated With Increased Cortical Atrophy in Community-Dwelling Adults. Neurology.  ISSN 0028-3878.  83(11), s 967- 973 . doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000774
  • Sexton, Claire E; Walhovd, Kristine B; Storsve, Andreas Berg; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Johansen-Berg, Heidi & Fjell, Anders Martin (2014). Accelerated changes in white matter microstructure during aging: A longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study. Journal of Neuroscience.  ISSN 0270-6474.  34(46), s 15425- 15436 . doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0203-14.2014
  • Walhovd, Kristine B; Johansen-Berg, Heidi & Karadottir, Ragnhildur (2014). Unraveling the secrets of white matter - Bridging the gap between cellular, animal and human imaging studies. Neuroscience.  ISSN 0306-4522.  276, s 2- 13 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.06.058

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