Video Courses

Luria Neuroscience Institute announces video courses about the brain and the mind by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP. 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. Each video course takes 3 hours and 3 CE Credits will be awarded for each.

Video Course: 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.

Video Course: 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.

Video Course: 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.

Video Course: 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.

Video Course: 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.

Video Course: 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.

Continuing Education Credits (CE credits)

Continuing Education is being offered through R. Cassidy Seminars.

Click here to read more about CE credits for mental health professionals