Lifebrain is an international collaboration involving BASE.

A healthy brain is essential to enjoy a productive human life. Many environmental, social, occupational, and lifestyle factors influence brain health. Lifebrain aims to identify these factors and understand how they influence brain development, cognitive function and mental health at different stages of life.

Lifebrain is an international research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. It integrates data from 6000 European research participants collected in 11 brain-imaging studies in 7 countries. Lifebrain also aims to collect additional data and biological samples from some participants in the project. BASE and BASE-II are participating in this project (cf. Walhovd et al., 2018).

Lifebrain Website

Participating Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Introductory Publication

Walhovd, K. B., Fjell, A. M., Westerhausen, R., Nyberg, L., Ebmeier, K. P., Lindenberger, U., Bartrés-Faz, D., Baaré, W. F., Siebner, H. R., Henson, R., Drevon, C. A., Strømstad Knudsen, G. P., Ljøsne, I. B., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Ghisletta, P., Rogeberg, O., Tyler, L., Bertram, L., & Lifebrain Consortium. (2018). Healthy minds from 0–100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts ("Lifebrain"). European Psychiatry, 50, 47–56.

Selected Publications

Fjell, A. M., Sorensen, O., Amlien, I. K., Bartrés-Faz, D., Bros, D. M., Demuth, I., Drevon, C. A., Düzel, S., Ebmeier, K. P., Idland, A.-V., Kietzmann, T. C., Kievit, R., Kühn, S., Lindenberger, U., Mowinckel, A. M., Nyberg, L., Price, D., Sexton, C. E., Solé-Padullés, C., Pudas, S., Sederevicius, D., Suri, S., Wagner, G., Watne, L. O., Westerhausen, R., Zsoldos, E., & Walhovd, K. B. (2019). Self-reported sleep relates to hippocampal atrophy across the adult lifespan: Results from the Lifebrain consortium. Sleep. Advance online publication.

Friedman, B. B., Suri, S., Solé-Padullés, C., Düzel, S., Drevon, C. A., Baaré, W. F. C., Bartrés-Faz, D., Fjell, A. M., Johansen-Berg, H., Madsen, K. S., Nyberg, L., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Sexton, C., Walhovd, K. B., Zsoldos, E., & Budin-Ljøsne, I. (2019). Are people ready for personalized brain health? Perspectives of research participants in the Lifebrain Consortium. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication.

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