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Cutting-Edge Neuropsychology and Neuroscience

Luria Neuroscience Institute disseminates state-of-the-art information about the brain and the mind through workshops, lectures, and seminars on various topics of neuropsychology and neuroscience. 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. Bridging the gap between clinicians, educators, and neuroscientists through a vigorous exchange of ideas and information is central to our mission. LNI is based in New York City and we offer our programs worldwide.
Please contact us for more information about LNI programs.

Webinars: Executive Functions in Health and Disease

The Luria Neuroscience Institute will be offering two thematically related webinars Executive Functions In Health And Disease. They will be offered on the same day: in the morning and in the afternoon with a lunch break in between. 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 will have the option of taking either a single webinar or both webinars. Each webinar will take 3 hours and 3 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be awarded for each. The fee for each webinar is $145. A combined fee for two webinars is $250 and 6 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be awarded.

The dates and times of the webinars will be announced in the near future.

Webinar 1: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes

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.
  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

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).

Webinars: Laterality in Health and Disease

The Luria Neuroscience Institute will be offering two thematically related webinars Laterality In Health And Disease. They will be offered on the same day: in the morning and in the afternoon with a lunch break in between. 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 will have the option of taking either a single webinar or both webinars. Each webinar will take 3 hours and 3 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be awarded for each. The fee for each webinar is $145. A combined fee for two webinars is $250 and 6 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be earned.

The dates and times of the webinars will be announced in the near future.

Webinar 3: Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain

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 4: Laterality and Brain Dysfunction

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.

Day-long Workshops for Mental Health Professionals

The Luria Neuroscience Institute will be offering two day-long workshops. The workshops 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 will have the option of taking either a single workshop or both workshops. Each workshop will take 9 hours and 9 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be awarded for each. The fee for each workshop is $425.

Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease

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.
  4. Executive functions, laterality, and sex differences.
  5. Regulation of emotions: frontal lobes and amygdala.
  6. Executive functions in development and aging.
  7. Executive dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome).
  8. Executive dysfunction in dementias (Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia).
  9. Executive dysfunction in cerebrovascular disorders (CVA, aneurisms).
  10. Executive dysfunction in traumatic brain injury (reticulo-frontal disconnection syndrome).
  11. Executive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders.
  12. Executive dysfunction in movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease).

Laterality in Health and Disease

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.
  7. Laterality and learning disabilities (dyslexias vs NVLD).
  8. Laterality and dementias: Is fronto-temporal dementia lateralized?
  9. Laterality and striatal disorders (Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome).
  10. Major cerebrovascular disorders and cerebral hemispheres.
  11. Laterality and neuropsychiatric disorders: Schizophrenia and the left hemisphere.
  12. Laterality and differential functional breakdown threshold.

Past LNI Education Events

Selected LNI courses are listed below in reverse chronological order. Luria Neuroscience Institute offered three comprehensive educational programs in 2014 for the professionals concerned with brain health and brain disorders. Each program consisted of five days of intense instruction (one day a month, January – May, 2014). The programs, which are described below, were designed to complement one another.

Brain and Cognition: A Cognitive Neuroscience Lecture Series

This course is a sequence of cognitive neuroscience lectures covering a wide range of topics on the relationship between the brain and the mind. The lecture series is intended for the mental health professionals concerned with brain health and brain disorders: psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and other clinicians and researchers. Brain mechanisms of major cognitive functions will be reviewed, as well as the major neurocognitive disorders. While this is primarily a lecture sequence, the number of the course participants will be kept intentionally relatively small to enable active audience participation. The topics covered in this mental health seminar are listed below. They will be addressed in the course of five day-long lectures (8am-6pm with a lunch break), offered one day a month, January-May 2014.

Major Neurocognitive Disorders: A Clinical Neuropsychology Lecture Series

This course is a lecture series covering a wide range of topics on major brain disorders affecting cognition. The course is intended for the professionals concerned with brain health and brain disorders: psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and other clinicians and researchers. Brain mechanisms and cognitive characteristics of several major disorders affecting cognition will be reviewed. While this is primarily a lecture sequence, the number of participants will be kept intentionally relatively small to enable active audience participation. The topics covered in this mental health seminar are listed below. They will be addressed in the course of five day-long lectures (8am-6pm with a lunch break), offered one day a month, January-May 2014.

Neurocognitive Clinical Case Review: A Mental Health Workshop

This series of mental health seminars is offered in the form of an informal group discussion. The mental health seminars are intended for professionals actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neurocognitive disorders: psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, etc. Discussion group participants will have an opportunity to present their own challenging clinical cases, as well as to discuss representative cases presented by the group moderator. Clinical cases representing a wide range of neurocognitive disorders will be addressed. These will dementias, traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disorders, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, and others. The number of participants will be kept relatively small to enable active participation and discussion by every group member. The discussion group will convene once a month for a full day (8am-6pm with a lunch break) for five consecutive sessions, one day a month, January - May 2014.

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Research at LNI

Luria Neuroscience Institute supports research into a wide range of topics through an extensive network of international collaborations. These include:

  • Structural and functional differences between the two cerebral hemispheres.
  • Cortical gene expression in the frontal lobes in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Tourette’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Patterns of cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease (PD).
  • Lateralization of frontal-lobe functions.

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