Seminar


Sponsored by the UCLA Brain Mapping Center Faculty

The focus of these talks is on advancing the use of brain mapping methods in neuroscience with an emphasis on contemporary issues of neuroplasticity, neurodevelopment, and biomarker development in neuropsychiatric disease.

Hosted By: Marco Iacoboni, MD, PhD, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Brain Research Institute and the Department of Psychology

“Being in balance: The (dis) connected brain”

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to a festschrift celebrating the career of Eran Zaidel. He trained and worked at Caltech with Nobel laureate Roger Sperry, investigating the role of the corpus callosum in inter-hemispheric communication and the role of the right hemisphere in higher-level cognitive functions. Eran subsequently joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at UCLA, where he continued his research on callosal functions, trained countless scholars and scientists and taught for many years. The conference will be comprised of short talks by collaborators, former students and post-docs who have investigated the role of callosal connections in human behavior with Eran.

11:00          Welcome and Opening Remarks
                    Marco Iacoboni, M.D. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Session 1 Chair:  Marco Iacoboni, M.D. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

11:15          CHANNELS IN THE BRAIN: Segregation of information transmission and its relation to brain size
                    Francisco Aboitiz, Ph.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

11:40          Hemispheric relations while reading diffeerent languages
                    Zohar Eviatar, Ph.D., University of Haifa

12:05          Using words to investigate the brain and vice-versa: What language processing and brain organization tell us about each other
                    Leonardo Fernandino, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

             12:30          Lunch Break

Session 2 Chair:  Zohar Eviatar, Ph.D., University of Haifa

1:30            Word Reading after Left Cerebral Hemispherectomy
                    Stella Debode, Ph.D., The Brain Recovery Project, Los Angeles

2:00            Typical and atypical development of brain connectivity
                    Lucina Uddin, Ph.D., U  of Miami

2:30            Detecting functional brain connectivity differences in Tourette syndrome
                    Deanna Greene, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

3:00            Two hemispheres, two arms: The neurophysiology of bimanual coordination
                    Eric Mooshagian, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

3:30            Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair:  Francisco Aboitiz, Ph.D, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

4:00            Functional neuroimaging of cerebral laterality
                    Jonas Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Southern California

4:30            Creativity & Laterality
                    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D., University of Southern California

5:00            EEG Biofeedback
                    Jack Johnstone, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Q-Metrx, Inc. Glendale, CA
                    Barry Sterman, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

5:30            Final Discussion: Whatever Happened to Laterality?

September 10, 2015 11:00am - 6:00pm
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB 132)
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South
For more information contact: Mary Susselman (310-206-4291, mwalker@mednet.ucla.edu)
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