Webinar for Australasian Region “Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease”

The Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to introduce the webinar “Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease”. 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 cognitive 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.
The webinar features 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. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have been published in 21 languages.

The webinar takes 3 hours.

Format:
online webinar

Date and time:
August 1, 2020 (Saturday) from 1pm to 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Fee:
US $145 for a three-hour webinar.

 

Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease

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 cognitive 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.

Agenda
Executive functions and frontal-lobe functions: are they the same?
Neuroanatomy of executive functions.
Components of executive functions (planning, impulse control, working memory, and others).
Frontal lobes and large-scale networks (Central Executive, Default Mode, and others). Are they lateralized?
Agent-centered cognition and frontal-lobe functions. Impairments of agent-centered cognition.
Sex differences in the functional organization of the frontal lobes.
Executive functions and intelligence.
Role of the frontal lobes in novelty-seeking and creativity.
Regulation of emotions and frontal-lobe dysfunction.
Executive deficit in neurological disorders.
Executive deficit in psychiatric disorders.