Dani Beck

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Besøksadresse Oslo Universitetssykehus Ullevål Bygg 48
Postadresse OUS Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 OSLO

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I am a PhD student at Sunnaas Hospital and the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT). Specifically, I am part of the Translational Psychiatry group at NORMENT - a group that focuses on the relationship between genetic risk, environmental factors and biological variables, and how these are related to clinical disease forms and brain organic relationship in serious mental illness.

My role in the group, and what my PhD entails, is the investigation of pathological brain changes associated with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRs). Using state-of-the-art brain imaging and advanced statistical procedures we can map the brains association to various cardiovascular health markers across the lifespan. Additionally, our efforts to map genetic variants across brain disorders and CVRs will help identify common mechanisms that will have implications for intervention treatment. Interventions targeting cardiovascular health may delay and even prevent pathological brain changes.

General Interests

  • Cardiovascular risk and brain network function
  • Changes in brain and cognition throughout the lifespan
  • Neuro-plasticity
  • Multimodal brain imaging techniques (sMRI, fMRI, DTI)
  • Forensic psychology (various fields)


  • 2015-2017: Master of Philosophy in Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oslo
  • 2013-2014: Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, Birmingham City University
  • 2010-2013: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Derby


  • Voldsbekk, Irene; Barth, Claudia; Maximov, Ivan; Kaufmann, Tobias; Beck, Dani; Richard, Geneviève; Moberget, Torgeir; Westlye, Lars Tjelta & de Lange, Ann-Marie Glasø (2021). A history of previous childbirths is linked to women's white matter brain age in midlife and older age. Human Brain Mapping.  ISSN 1065-9471. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25553
  • Beck, Dani; de Lange, Ann-Marie Glasø; Maximov, Ivan; Richard, Geneviève; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Nordvik, Jan E. & Westlye, Lars Tjelta (2020). White matter microstructure across the adult lifespan: A mixed longitudinal and cross-sectional study using advanced diffusion models and brain-age prediction. NeuroImage.  ISSN 1053-8119.  224:117441, s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117441 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Tønnesen, Siren; Kaufmann, Tobias; de Lange, Ann-Marie Glasø; Richard, Geneviève; Doan, Nhat Trung; Alnæs, Dag; van der Meer, Dennis; Rokicki, Jaroslav; Moberget, Torgeir; Maximov, Ivan; Agartz, Ingrid; Aminoff, Sofie Ragnhild; Beck, Dani; Barch, Deanna M.; Beresniewicz, Justyna; Cervenka, Simon; Fatouros-Bergman, Helena; Craven, Alexander R.; Flyckt, Lena; Gurholt, Tiril Pedersen; Haukvik, Unn Kristin H.; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Johnsen, Erik; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Kolskår, Knut-Kristian; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Løberg, Else-Marie; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Sanders, Anne-Marthe; Ulrichsen, Kristine Moe; Andreassen, Ole Andreas & Westlye, Lars Tjelta (2020). Brain age prediction reveals aberrant brain white matter in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A multisample diffusion tensor imaging study. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.  ISSN 2451-9022.  5(12), s 1095- 1103 . doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.06.014 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Valstad, Mathias; Moberget, Torgeir; Roelfs, Daniël Thomas Heimen; Slapø, Nora Berz; Timpe, Clara Marie Fides; Beck, Dani; Richard, Geneviève; Sæther, Linn Sofie; Haatveit, Beathe Christin; Skaug, Knut-André; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Hatlestad-Hall, Christoffer; Einevoll, Gaute; Mäki-Marttunen, Tuomo; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Andreassen, Ole Andreas & Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn (2020). Experience-dependent modulation of the visual evoked potential: Testing effect sizes, retention over time, and associations with age in 415 healthy individuals. NeuroImage.  ISSN 1053-8119. . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117302 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Fjell, Anders Martin; Chen, Chi-Hua Chen; Sederevicius, Donatas; Sneve, Markus Handal; Grydeland, Håkon; Krogsrud, Stine Kleppe; Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Ferschmann, Lia; Ness, Hedda; Folvik, Line; Beck, Dani; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Westerhausen, René; Håberg, Asta; Dale, Anders M & Walhovd, Kristine B (2019). Continuity and discontinuity in human cortical development and change from embryonic stages to old age. Cerebral Cortex.  ISSN 1047-3211.  29(9), s 3879- 3890 . doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy266 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Maglanoc, Luigi Angelo; Kaufmann, Tobias; Jonassen, Rune; Hilland, Eva; Beck, Dani; Landrø, Nils Inge & Westlye, Lars Tjelta (2019). Multimodal fusion of structural and functional brain imaging in depression using linked independent component analysis. Human Brain Mapping.  ISSN 1065-9471. . doi: 10.1002/hbm.24802 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.

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Publisert 23. mai 2018 09:20 - Sist endret 27. mai 2021 10:30