Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: 2014 - 2015 Lecture Series

Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York NY 10032,
Floor 19, Sergievsky Conference Room.
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For more information contact Jennifer Manly at :

2014 Speaker Title
Sep 11

Yaakov Stern, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC

Update on research approaches for understanding cognitive reserve
Sep 18 Adam Brickman, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Works in progress
Sep 25 No Lecture  
Oct 2 Teal Eich, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Work in progress: the executive control function task
Oct 9 Christian Habeck, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
DOs and DONTs of multivariate data analysis
Oct 16 Ray Razlighi, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
FreeSurfer N to Z
Oct 23 Jeanyung Chey, PhD Cognitive aging and dementia in elderly Koreans: From the cognitive reserve perspective
Oct 30 Hwamee Oh, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Beta-amyloid deposition and working memory/executive control brain networks in aging
Nov 6 Ted Huey, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Psychiatric symptoms in brain injury and neurodegeneration
Nov 13 Robert Vorburger, PhD
Taub Institute, CUMC
Why is my FA droping? A DTI Abstraction
Nov 20 Laura Zahodne, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Work in Progress: Psychosocial Protective Factors in Cognitive and Brain Aging
Nov 27 No Lecture Thanksgiving
Dec 4 Rene Hen, PhD Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Pattern Separation: Impact on Cognition and Mood
Dec 11 Victoria Leavitt, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Body Temperature: A Novel Biomarker of Clinically-Silent Disease Activity in RRMS
Dec 18

Jamie L. Hamilton, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Depression and Vascular Disease Risk Factors in Cognitive Aging
Dec 25 No Lecture Christmas
Jan 1 No Lecture New Year
Jan 8 No Lecture  
Jan 15 David Kimhy, PhD,
Dept of Psychiatry, CUMC

The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Neurocognition in Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Single-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Jan 22    
Jan 29 Laura Zahodne, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Longitudinal Application of a Novel Method for Quantifying Cognitive Reserve in Aging Based on the Decomposition of Episodic Memory Variance
Feb 5 No Lecture  
Feb 12 Anna MacKay-Brandt, PhD Aging, Health, and Cognition: Using the NKI-Rockland Sample as a testbed for hypotheses
Feb 19 Gerard Bruder, Ph.D. Establishing Moderators and Biosignatures of Antidepressant Response for Clinical Care
Feb 26 Faith Gunning-Dixon, PhD,
Dept. of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell
Use of Cognitive Neuroscience Approaches to Inform Development of Interventions for Late-Life Depression
Mar 5

Robert Vorburger, PhD, Taub Institute, CUMC

To DTI and Beyond
Mar 12 Jim Sumowski, PhD Reserve against Physical Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Mar 19 Babak Ardekani, PhD Automated Measurement of Hippocampal Structural Integrity on 3D MRI Scans
Mar 26 Marla Hamberger, PhD,
Dept of Neurology, CUMC
Naming in children with epilepsy
Apr 2 Sunil Agrawal, PhD Can we design innovative motor-cognitive experiments using robotics to probe learning within the brain?
Apr 9 Jamie L. Hamilton, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Correlates of depression and cognition relationships across race/ethnicity
Apr 16    
Apr 23 Elaine Gazes, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Aging and multimodal imaging
April 30 Chara Malapani, MD, PhD. Effects of Proactive Interference on Non-Verbal Working Memory in Schizophrenia
May7 Teal Eich, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
Work in progress: the executive control function task
May 14 Yian Gu, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
May 21 Stephanie Cosentino, PhD,
Taub Institute, CUMC
May 28 Daniel Leeds, PhD Exploring visual features for cortical object perception

Columbia University
University Seminars on Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience (2014-2015)

Chairs - Yaakov Stern and Herb Terrace
For the seminar schedule see:
All meetings are held on Thursdays at 4PM. in the Faculty House on the Morningside Campus.
For directions to the Faculty House see:
For information please contact Cait Williamson at