Video Series

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In this video, the project’s scientific coordinator, Prof. Dr. Raffael Kalisch from the University Medical Center Mainz and Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research Mainz, provides an introductory overview about the project’s key goals, its methodological approach, and the need for more preventive and personalised strategies in mental healthcare.

Prof. Dr. Jens Timmer and Prof. Dr. Harald Binder, both experts on mathematical modelling and applying such models to real-world scenarios, explain the idea and methodology behind modelling stressor load and stress resilience for the DynaMORE project.

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleim, Prof. Dr. Inez Germeys, and PhD student Marta Marciniak elucidate the meaning and use of ecological momentary assessments (EMAs) and ecological momentary interventions (EMIs) in psychology and in the DynaMORE project.

Together with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Judith van Leeuwen, Dr. Erno Hermans from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, demonstrates and explains the functionality and daily use of the wearable mHealth devices in this video (a smartwatch, developed by IMEC, coupled with a smartphone).

Is resilience a given trait or an acquirable skill? How are the study subjects selected? What parameters are measured, and what if someone develops a mental disorder during the study? Prof. Henrik Walter from the Charité in Berlin answers these and many more questions about the two large studies of the project, DynaM-OBS and DynaM-INT, in this interview.

For the large international DynaM-OBS and DynaM-INT studies, the participants’ brain activity is first scanned in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner while performing various cognitive tasks. Study sites for these MRI scans are Berlin, Mainz, Warsaw, Nijmegen, and Tel Aviv. What happens in the MRI scanner? Which tasks are people subjected to, and why? How many people are participating? And what’s the procedure when coming in to do the scan? In this video, Dr. Ilya Veer, Dr. Carolin Wackerhagen, PhD student Antje Riepenhausen, and Master student Begüm Topaloglu are answering these questions!