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We are pleased to announce a partnership between ASSBI and The Luria Neuroscience Institute in the development of educational and research programs

August 4: Webinar "Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes"

The webinar by Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, ABPP will be streamed live on August 4 (Saturday), 1pm - 4pm Australian Eastern Time.

Executive functions represent the highest level of cognitive control and involve goal formation, planning, mental flexibility, impulse control, working memory. Executive functions are mediated by the prefrontal cortex and related structures. In this webinar we will examine their congnitive composition, neural mechanisms, changes throughout the lifespan, and gender differences. We will also examine how executive functions become impaired in a wide range of neurological, neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurogeriatric disorders.

About the Speaker:
The webinar will feature Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP, a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. He was a student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria. Elkhonon authored numerous research papers on functional cortical organisation, hemispheric specialisation, frontal lobe functions and dysfunction, memory and amnesias, traumatic brain injury, dementias, and schizophrenia. His books "The Executive Brain" (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), and The New Executive Brain (2009) have met with international acclaim. Goldberg recently published two new books: Executive Functions in Health and Disease (2017) and Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation (2018).   

Agenda:

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

Date: August 4 (Saturday), 1pm - 4pm Australian Eastern Time

Fees (all fees in USD): $145 (approx. AU$195) Discount for ASSBI members and Student members (email ASSBI for promotional code prior to registering)

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