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Recordings of the Webinars by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Luria Neuroscience Institute

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes (recorded on October 17, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders (recorded on October 24, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Dementias (recorded on October 31, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Traumatic Brain Injury (recorded on November 7, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Creativity and Cognition (recorded on November 14, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Creativity and the Brain (recorded on November 28, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain (recorded on December 5, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Laterality and Brain Dysfunction (recorded on December 12, 2017) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for any 2 webinars Ended $250.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for any 4 webinars Ended $475.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for any 6 webinars Ended $700.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for all 8 webinars Ended $900.00 $0.00

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Event Details

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.

CE credits: 3 CE Credits for a 3 hours long webinar.

Fees: $145 for one webinar / $250 for two webinars / $475 for four webinars / $700 for six webinars / $900 for all eight webinars.

Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes


  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


  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.



  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


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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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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 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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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM (EST)

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Luria Neuroscience Institute

LURIA NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE (LNI) is dedicated to advancing and disseminating knowledge about the brain and the mind. Bridging the gap between clinicians, educators, neuroscientists, and the general public through a vigorous exchange of ideas and information is central to our mission. We promote and conduct cutting edge research through an international network of collaborations with leading universities and research centers. We foster and facilitate international and interdisciplinary collaborations and exchanges. LNI is named after the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria.
Tel: 800.906.5866 / 212.541.6412
Fax: 800.906.5866 / 212.246.8916

Luria Neuroscience Institute
315 West 57th Street, Ste 401
New York, NY 10019

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