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The Luria Neuroscience Institute offers new webinars about the brain and the mind.

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The Luria Neuroscience Institute offers new webinars about the brain and the mind. The webinars are intended for the mental health professionals concerned with brain health and brain disorders: psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and other clinicians and researchers. Participants have the option of taking either a single webinar or both webinars.

 

Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes

Topics to be covered:

  1. Executive functions and frontal-lobe functions: are they the same?
  2. Components of executive functions (planning, impulse control, working memory, and others).
  3. Novel approaches to understanding the frontal-lobe functions.
  4. Frontal lobes and large-scale networks (Central Executive, Default Mode, and others).
  5. Executive functions and laterality.
  6. Executive functions and sex differences.
  7. Regulation of emotions: frontal lobes and amygdala.
  8. Executive functions and intelligence.
  9. Executive functions in development and aging.

Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders

Topics to be covered:

  1. Executive dysfunction in dementias (Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia).
  2. Executive dysfunction in traumatic brain injury (reticulo-frontal disconnection syndrome).
  3. Executive dysfunction in cerebrovascular disorders (CVA, aneurisms).
  4. Executive dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome).
  5. Executive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, affective disorders).
  6. Executive dysfunction in movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease).
  7. Executive dysfunction in infectious encephalopathies.
  8. Executive dysfunction and seizure disorders.
  9. Executive dysfunction and laterality.

Dementias

Topics to be covered:

  1. Epidemiology and demographics of dementias.
  2. Alzheimer’s disease: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis. Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
  3. Fronto-temporal dementia: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis. Vascular dementia: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
  4. Korsakoff’s syndrome: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis. Mixed dementias: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
  5. Mild Cognitive Impairment and its relationship to dementias. Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and misdiagnosis.
  6. Memory impairment in dementias and the fallacy of old diagnostic criteria. Executive impairment in dementias: still underrecognized.
  7. Arousal impairment in dementias. Changes in the epidemiology of dementias and possible causes behind them. Cognitive aging: its characteristics, protective factors, and risk factors. Cognitive enhancement and surrounding controversies.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Topics to be covered:

  1. Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Types of traumatic brain injury (TBI): closed, open (penetrating and perforating), blast. Severity and criteria of traumatic brain injury (TBI): mild, moderate, severe.
  2. Causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  3. Focal vs. diffuse components of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuroanatomical structures most vulnerable in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Natural course of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the multiple forms it may take.
  4. Secondary complications in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognitive consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  5. Executive deficit in traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  6. Memory impairment in traumatic brain injury (TBI): anterograde and retrograde amnesia. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
  7. Military traumatic brain injury (TBI). Forensic issues in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Creativity and Cognition

Topics to be covered:

  1. Creativity and society. Innovator vs consumer.
  2. Creativity deconstructed. Building blocks of creativity.
  3. Innovation, salience, and how they interact in the creative process.
  4. Creativity and intelligence. Are they linked and when do they become uncoupled?
  5. Creativity and psychopathology: Affective disorders, FTD, and other conditions.
  6. Enhancing creativity? Creativity as the new focus of educational process.
  7. Evolutionary roots of creativity. Defining and studying creativity in other species.
  8. Creativity and artificial intelligence.

Creativity and the Brain

Topics to be covered:

  1. Facts and fads of creativity. No single locus in the brain.
  2. Creativity, novelty, and the right hemisphere.
  3. Salience, decision making, and the frontal lobes.
  4. "Standing on the shoulders of giants" and the left hemisphere.
  5. Perspiration and inspiration: hyperfrontality and hypofrontality.
  6. Creativity and the genes: candidate genes and whole genome.
  7. Group creativity: How different brains can work better together.

Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain

Topics to be covered:

  1. Where the traditional notions of hemispheric specialization got it wrong.
  2. Functional laterality and brain anatomy. Laterality throughout evolution.
  3. Novel approaches to hemispheric specialization.
  4. How the two hemispheres develop and age.
  5. Laterality and gender and handedness differences.
  6. Laterality and regulation of emotions.

Laterality and Brain Dysfunction

Topics to be covered:

  1. Laterality and learning disabilities (dyslexias vs NVLD).
  2. Laterality and dementias: Is fronto-temporal dementia lateralized?
  3. Laterality and striatal disorders (Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome).
  4. Major cerebrovascular disorders and cerebral hemispheres.
  5. Laterality and neuropsychiatric disorders: Schizophrenia and the left hemisphere.
  6. Laterality and differential functional breakdown threshold.

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Download webinars brochure here (PDF file, 616 Kb).

About the Instructor

The series of mental health courses and workshops are provided by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP (wikipedia) with the participation of additional select faculty. Elkhonon Goldberg is a clinical neuropsychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist with more than 30 years of experience. Goldberg’s clinical practice spans the whole range of neuropsychological disorders, including traumatic brain injury, dementias, neurodevelopmental disorders, and forensic neuropsychology. Goldberg research includes cortical organization, hemispheric specialization, frontal lobes, memory, traumatic brain injury, dementias, schizophrenia, and other topics. Goldberg has authored several influential books and published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Goldberg is also a sought-after educator who lectures worldwide. He was a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Sydney and has taught at other major universities worldwide. He has mentored a number of students and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom have become prominent neuropsychologists and neuroscientists in their own right. Elkhonon Goldberg is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology of New York University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a recipient of The Copernicus Prize for his “contributions to interdisciplinary dialogue between neurosciences and neuropsychology, and the Tempos Hominis medal for international medical sciences education.” He is a foreign member of The Venetian Institute of Science, Literature and Arts. His books The Executive Brain (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), and The New Executive Brain (2009) have been translated into close to 20 languages. He co-authored (with Alvaro Fernandez) The SharpBrains Guide to Cognitive Fitness and is the Chief Scientific Adviser of www.sharpbrains.com Elkhonon Goldberg was a student and close associate of Alexander Luria, one of the “founding fathers” of neuropsychology as a scientific discipline.

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