Background and activities

PhD Candidate at the Department of Public Health and Nursing. Part of the Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the K. G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging. My research topic is physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health among middle-aged and elderly individuals. The project uses data from the HUNT studies and the Generation 100 study.

I have a Master’s degree from the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory (NU-lab) at the Department of Psychology, NTNU, where I studied the development of visual motion perception in preterm infants.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Bergersen, Ida H.; Zotcheva, Ekaterina. (2017) Sterkere hjerne med styrketrening. [Internett]. 2017-02-01.
  • Zotcheva, Ekaterina; Pintzka, Carl Wolfgang Schøyen; Salvesen, Øyvind; Selbæk, Geir; Håberg, Asta; Ernstsen, Linda. (2017) Are changes in anxiety, depression, and cardiorespiratory fitness associated with brain volumes? The HUNT study. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2017 . American College of Sports Medicine; Denver, Colorado. 2017-05-30 - 2017-06-03.
  • Zotcheva, Ekaterina; Meer, Audrey van der. (2016) Dorsal stream vulnerability in preterm infants: A longitudinal EEG study of visual motion perception. 14th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology ; Groningen. 2016-07-06 - 2016-07-08.
  • Van der Meer, Audrey; Agyei, Seth Bonsu; Vilhelmsen, Kenneth; Zotcheva, Ekaterina; Slinning, Regine; Van der Weel, Frederikus. (2015) The development of visual motion perception in infancy with high-density EEG. 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping ; Honolulu, Hawaii. 2015-06-14 - 2015-06-18.