This episode is a conversation with Dr. Urvashi Shah about neuropsychology in India. The discussion covers the Indian healthcare system, cultural and religious beliefs/values that impact healthcare, the history of neuropsychology, training in neuropsychology, clinical work and research, cognitive rehabilitation, challenges of neuropsychology in India, available test batteries, and future directions.
In this episode, we discuss the neuropsychology of stroke with Dr. Ronald Lazar. Specific topics covered include definitions of cerebrovascular terminology, stroke epidemiology, neurovascular anatomy, neuroimaging techniques, risk factors, health disparities, prognosis, mental health factors, and both acute and long-term treatment strategies.
In this episode, we discuss big picture conceptual issues related to functional neuroanatomy, with Dr. Hal Blumenfeld. Specific topics covered include the purpose of the neurological exam, the brain as a distributed network, Korbinian Brodmann’s areas, the hierarchical and topographic organization of the brain, horizontal cell layers of the cortex, lateralization, cortical columns, the corticospinal […]
This talk will discuss implementation of an individualized cognitive remediation program in a cancer and sickle cell population to help prepare for transition of care, including procedures for telehealth adaptation and research outcomes of the program.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a form of degenerative dementia that commonly affects younger people. It typically presents as radical alterations in a person’s behaviour, reasoning, and judgement. Yet, there is wide variation both in clinical characteristics (demographics, behavioural, cognitive, and neurological) and in the underlying neurobiology (pathology and genetics). Importantly, in recent decades, the relationship […]
In this episode, we discuss the long-term cognitive and mental health effects of sport related concussion, which includes an in depth conversation about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), with Dr. Nyaz Didehbani. Specific topics covered include methodological limitations of the literature on long-term effects of concussion, risk of neurodegenerative diseases from TBI (mild to severe), and […]
Serial neuropsychological assessments are complicated to interpret due to practice effects, regression to the mean, and “normal” change in clinical conditions. Nonetheless, they occur frequently in clinical practice and research. This webinar will compare and contrast the two most widely-used change score methods: Reliable Change Index + Practice Effects (RCI+PE) and Standardized Regression-Based (SRB) change […]
Webinar – Challenges in defining and guiding practice in cognitive interventions for acquired brain injury cohorts
This session will discuss clinical practice guidelines in stroke and TBI. Prof Jennie Ponsford will provide an overview of the methods used to develop and update the INCOG Guidelines 2.0. Highlights of the revised recommendations for conducting rehabilitation in individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic amnesia, impairments of attention, executive function, cognitive communication functions […]
Webinar – Cognitive Neuroscience comes of Age: Using Closed-loop Neuromodulation to induce clinical change
During the past several decades we’ve witness tremendous advances in our ability to study human brain function. Now, for example, we can probe processing differences at the level of the cortical laminar, and identify the brain’s intrinsic network architecture via recording slowly fluctuating, spontaneous neural activity at rest. Yet, despite these and other advances, we […]
Webinar – Measurement and Structure of Cognition across the world: Cultural and language considerations
During this intermediate level session Dr. Gross will review the process of data harmonization involving cognitive tests, the role of neuropsychological expertise to inform statistical methods, and cultural issues in cognitive testing pertinent for aging research