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Webinars: Laterality in Health and Disease

Luria Neuroscience Institute

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)

Webinars: Laterality in Health and Disease

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain (December 3) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Laterality and Brain Dysfunction (December 10) Ended $145.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for two webinars (December 3 and December 10) Ended $250.00 $0.00
Combined ticket for four webinars (Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10) Ended $450.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Luria Neuroscience Institute is offering two thematically related webinars Laterality In Health And Disease. 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 / NBCC Clock Hours: 3 CE Credits for a 3 hours long webinar, 6 CE Credits for two 3 hours long webinars.

DatesDecember 3, 2014 (Wednesday) and December 10, 2014 (Wednesday).

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

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

Webinar 1: Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain (December 3)

Topics to be 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.

Webinar 2: Laterality and Brain Dysfunction (December 10)

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.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are here.

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Download webinars brochure here (PDF file, 465 Kb).

Please review our other webinars:

1. Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes (November 12).

2. Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders (November 19).

About the Instructor

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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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM (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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