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Video Courses "The Human Brain and Brain Disorders"

Luria Neuroscience Institute

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM - Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Video Courses "The Human Brain and Brain Disorders"

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes Ended $95.00 $0.00
Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders Ended $95.00 $0.00
Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain Ended $95.00 $0.00
Laterality and Brain Dysfunction Ended $95.00 $0.00
Creativity and Cognition Ended $95.00 $0.00
Creativity and the Brain Ended $95.00 $0.00

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The Luria Neuroscience Institute offers video courses about the brain and the mind. The courses 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.

3 CE Credits for a 3-hour long video course.

Course 1: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes

Topics 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. Large-scale networks (Central Executive, Default Mode, and Salience).
  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.

Course 2: Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders

Topics 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.

Course 3: Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain

Topics covered:

  1. Where the traditional notions of hemispheric specialization got it wrong.
  2. Functional laterality and brain anatomy.
  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.

Course 4: Laterality and Brain Dysfunction

Topics 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.

Course 5: Creativity and Cognition

Topics covered:

  1. Creativity and society.
  2. Creativity deconstructed.
  3. Creativity, innovation, and salience.
  4. Creativity and intelligence.
  5. Creativity and psychopathology.
  6. Enhancing creativity?
  7. Evolutionary roots of creativity.

Course 6: Creativity and the Brain

Topics covered:

  1. Facts and fads of creativity.
  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.
  7. Group creativity.

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About the Instructor

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. He 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. Goldberg’s work contributed to our understanding of hemispheric specialization, frontal lobe functions, memory, and the general principles of functional cortical organization. He research involved mechanisms of amnesia, frontal-lobe syndromes, cognitive impairment in dementias, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive enhancement. Goldberg’s books The Executive Brain (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), and The New Executive Brain (2009) have been translated into close to 20 languages. He coauthored (with Alvaro Fernandez) The SharpBrains Guide to Cognitive Fitness (2013) and serves as the Chief Scientific Adviser of Goldberg has authored several original tests and innovative experimental paradigms and published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Goldberg is also a practicing neuropsychologist with wide-ranging clinical experience. A sought-after educator, he has taught at major universities worldwide. Goldberg 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. 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, May 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM - Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

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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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