Welcome to the Center for Clinical Neuroscience

CCN: Center for Clinical Neuroscience


Ira Hebold Haraldsen, MD-Phd | OUH

We want to understand how and why specific time dependent changes in brain function can be correlated to neuroendocrinological conditions. Our aim is to contribute to improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neuroendocrinological diseases through high-quality research.

Our research focus

We are interested in how diverse somatic disorders affect the central nervous system and interact with the endocrine system.

The CCN conducts research in the following areas:

  • Sex differences in brain function
  • Non-reproductive, cognitive functions of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and its receptor (GnRHR)
  • Healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease

We are currently trying to learn more about the developmental trajectory of sex-specific neuronal networks, especially during puberty and aging. Because of our team’s hands-on experience with basic science methods, as well as our clinical experience, we are able to take part in several translational research projects. Our methods range from microscopy and immunohistochemistry, to molecular imaging by positron emission tomography and radiochemistry, to MR imaging and electrophysiological neuropsychological testing.

Please find a list of our ongoing research projects in the menu on the left, and a list of our recent publications on the right-hand side of the page.