Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Maria Gorno Tempini MD, PhD
Identification of structure-function relationships in the brain has been an important goal of behavioral neurology. Many new methodologies, studying both healthy controls and neurologically impaired individuals, have recently provided new insights into the networks of brain regions that underlie specific tasks or functions. Faculty will illustrate the contributions of a variety of modalities toward understanding the neural correlates of memory and praxis. A cognitive neuroscience perspective will inform discussion of the component processes and brain systems subserving these behaviors. An efficient approach to the evaluation of patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders including dementia will be reviewed.
This program complements C77: Behavioral Neurology I: Network Anatomy of Behavior and Language, but covers independent topics.
Participants should be able to describe strengths and weaknesses of a variety of approaches (e.g., neuroimaging methods) toward identifying structure-function relationships; be able to describe some recent insights into the neural bases of memory and praxis; be able to describe the component processes of these cognitive abilities using a contemporary cognitive neuroscience perspective; should increase their sophistication in understanding the neurobehavioral assessment of patients with behavioral and cognitive neurologic disorders, including dementias and stroke.
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care
Program Speakers - Tentative
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM
Memory: Systems, Abilities, and Deficits
Bradford Dickerson MD
4:25 PM - 4:35 PM
Questions and Answers
4:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Two Routes to Skilled Action in the Healthy and Damaged Brain
5:15 PM - 5:25 PM
Questions and Answers
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
Dr. Buxbaum has nothing to disclose.
Bradford Dickerson, MD
Dr. Dickerson has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Merck, Lilly, Biogen and Piramal. Dr. Dickerson has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Neuroimage.
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