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Webinars: Executive Functions and Creativity

Luria Neuroscience Institute

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Recording: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes (October 26) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Recording: Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders (November 2) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Creativity and Cognition (November 23) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Creativity and the Brain (November 30) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for two recordings (October 26 and November 2) Ended $250.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for two webinars (November 23 and November 30) Ended $250.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for four webinars (Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 23, Nov 30) Ended $450.00 $0.00

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The Luria Neuroscience Institute offers four webinars Executive Functions and Creativity. 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.

Dates: October 26, 2016 (Wednesday), November 2, 2016 (Wednesday), November 23, 2016 (Wednesday) and November 30, 2016  (Wednesday).

Time: 1pm - 4pm EST (12pm - 3pm Central Time / 10am - 1pm Pacific Time).

Fees: $145 for one webinar / $250 for two webinars / $450 for four webinars.

Webinar 1: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes (October 26)

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. Large-scale networks (Central Executive, Default Mode, and Salience).
  4. Executive functions, laterality, and sex differences.
  5. Regulation of emotions: frontal lobes and amygdala.
  6. Executive functions in development and aging.

Webinar 2: Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders (November 2)

Topics to be covered:

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

Webinar 3: Creativity and Cognition (November 23)

Topics to be 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.

Webinar 4: Creativity and the Brain (November 30)

Topics to be 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.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are here.

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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 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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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM (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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