The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences



2020 Archive

Feb 10 Michelle Carlson, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medical School
Designing Real-World Interventions to Promote Activity and Neurocognitive Health
Feb 17 Dr. Brad Cannell
UT Health Sciences Center
Novel Approaches to Detecting Elder Abuse and Neglect in the Community
Feb 24 Ana Solodkin, PhD
UT Dallas
Mechanisms of Disconnection in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Neuroinformatics Approach
Mar 2 Jessica Damoiseaux, PhD
Wayne State University
Neural Correlates of Cognitive Aging and Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline
Mar 9 Holly Bowen, PhD
Southern Methodist University
Effects of Aging on Reward-Motivated Memory
Mar 23
Event Canceled
Joseph Hennessee, PhD
UT Dallas
Prefrontal Lateralization and Fluid Ability Across the Lifespan
Mar 30
Event Canceled
Sherwood Brown, PhD
Corticosteroid Effects on the Hippocampus and Other Brain Regions
Apr 6
Event Canceled
Peter Gianaros, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Neurobiology of Stress, Emotion, and Risk for Heart Disease
Apr 13
Event Canceled
Meghan Swanson, PhD
UT Dallas
Cortical Language Neurobiology in Infants With and Without Autism
Apr 20
Event Canceled
Ted Satterthwaite, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Challenges and Opportunities in Understanding Brain Network Development in Youth
Apr 27
Event Canceled
Chandramallika Basak, PhD
UT Dallas
Cardiovascular Health as a Modifier of Cognitive Control and its Related Brain Functions in Healthy Aging


2019 Archive

Feb 4 Katy Thorn, PhD
UT Dallas
Neuromodulatory Signaling in Motor Cortical Plasticity
Feb 11 Mark Mapstone, PhD
UC Irvine
Blood Markers of Cognition in Health and Disease
Feb 18 Mark Baxter, PhD
Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Cognitive & Socio-emotional Development After Repeated Exposure to General Anesthesia in Infant Rhesus Monkeys
Feb 25 Amy Pinkham, PhD
UT Dallas
Social Cognition and Introspective Accuracy as Determinants of Functional Outcomes in Schizophrenia
Mar 4 Morgan Barense, PhD
University of Toronto
Understanding Memory Disorders: At the Level of Cognitive Process or Representational Content
Mar 11 Steve Nelson, PhD
Waco VA Medical Center
An Attempt at Explaining the Relationship Between BOLD Deactivations, Attentional Control, and Learning & Memory
Apr 1 Shawn McClintock, PhD
UTSW Psychiatry
Advancing Magnetic Seizure Therapy Through Translational Neurocognitive Science
Apr 8
Event Canceled
Brian Gold, PhD
University of Kentucky
Neurocognitive Aging: Investigating Contributions of Clinically Silent Pathology and Cognitive Reserve
Apr 15 Anke Henning, PhD
UTSW Radiology
Metabolic Imaging of the Human Brain Using 9.4T MRI: from Systems Architecture to Neuroscience
Apr 22 Chris Foster, PhD
UT Dallas – CVL
Age Related Memory Differences: What Can and Cannot be Controlled
Apr 26 Elizabeth Phelps, PhD
Harvard University
Mechanisms of Threat Control
Apr 29
Event Canceled
Elizabeth Kensinger, PhD
Boston College
The Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten: Emotional Memory Across the Adult Lifespan
Sep 9, 2019 Andrew Watrous, PhD
UT Austin
Adaptively Optimized Spectral Analysis of Oscillations Subserving Human Memory
Sep 16 David Frank, PhD
Texas A&M University Commerce
The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics on Skill Acquisition and Performance
Sep 23 Brian Gold, PhD
University of Kentucky
Neurocognitive Aging: Investigating Contributions of Clinically Silent Pathology and Cognitive Reserve
Sep 30 Kendra Seaman, PhD
UT Dallas
Modeling Value in Decision Making
Oct 14 Paul Verhaeghan, PhD
Georgia Tech
There’s Nothing Wrong with Cognitive Aging and Here is What to do About it
Oct 28 Todd Braver, PhD
Washington University
Flexible Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control
Nov 4 W. Jay Dowling, PhD
UT Dallas
Music and Consciousness
Nov 11
Binu Thomas, PhD
UT Southwestern
Canceled – Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Deterioration in Brain Function. Can Exercise Ameliorate it?
Nov 18
Julia Evans, PhD
UT Dallas
Canceled – Poles, Bowls and Dinosaur Bones: How Atypical Lexical Representations May Derail Sentence Comprehension in Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
Dec 2 Michael Rugg, PhD
UT Dallas
Episodic and Semantic Memory, Not so Different After All?


2018 Archive

Jan 22 Avanti Dey, PhD
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
Contributions of Executive Control to Speech Perception During Aging
Feb 5 Susan Landau, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Amyloid and Tau at the Margins of Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 12 Joseph Maldjian, MD
UT Southwestern
Head Impact Exposure in Youth and High School Football
Feb 19 Sara Burke, PhD
University of Florida
A Systems-level Understanding of Cognitive Aging in Pre-clinical Models
Feb 26 Robert Rennaker, PhD
UT Dallas
Enhancing Neural Plasticity to Enhance Functional Recovery from Neurological Injuries and Disease
Mar 5 Julius (Trey) Hedden, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Linking Brain Imaging Markers to Cognitive Change
Mar 6 Joel Voss, PhD
Northwestern University
Testing Functional Properties of Episodic Memory Networks Using Noninvasive Stimulation
Mar 19 Joseph Pancrazio, PhD
UT Dallas
Emerging Neurotechnology for Phenotypic Screening of Neurotherapeutics
Apr 2 Micaela Chan, PhD
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Brain Across the Lifespan
Apr 16 Mustafa Husain, PhD
UT Southwestern
Evolution of Convulsive Treatment in Psychiatry: From ECT to MST
Apr 23 Noah Sasson, PhD
UT Dallas
Mechanisms of Social Impairment in Adults with Autism
Apr 25 Adam Gazzaley, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Technology Meets Neuroscience — A Vision of the Future of Brain Optimization
Sep 10 Mike Motes, PhD
UT Dallas
Combining Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Cognitive Processing Therapy to Treat Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Sep 17 Jiyoung Park, PhD
UT Dallas
Cultural Shaping of Emotional Processing: A Cultural Neuroscience Approach
Sep 24 Erin Horne
UT Dallas graduate student
Age-related Differences in Event-related Potential Correlates of Episodic Encoding and Retrieval
Sep 27

Lecture Canceled

Craig Stark, PhD
University of California, Irvine
Altering Human Hippocampal Function Through Aging and Environmental Enrichment
Oct 1 Jeffrey Yau, PhD
Baylor University
Cue Combination Within and Across the Senses
Oct 8 Marc Diamond, MD
UT Southwestern
Linking Structure and Disease Through Tau Prions
Oct 15 Paul Hill, PhD
UT Dallas
Comparison of fMRI and Intracranial EEG Metrics of Successful Memory Encoding
Oct 22 Gagan Wig, PhD
UT Dallas
Brain Network Aging
Oct 29 Michelle Voss, PhD
University of Iowa
Benefits of Physical Activity and Fitness on Memory Systems Affected by Aging
Nov 12 Gregory Samanez-Larkin, PhD
Duke University
Decision-making in the Aging Brain
Nov 26 Jun Yamamoto, PhD
Duke University
The Dynamics of Hippocampal-Entorhinal Memory System in Mice
Dec 3 David Salat, PhD
Harvard University
Cerebrovascular Contributions to Brain Aging and Dementia


2017 Archive

Feb 6

No Videolink

Zhuang Song, PhD,
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
Hippocampal Memory Network in Aging and Preclinical Alzheimer’s
Feb 13

No Videolink

Madhukar Trivedi, MD,
Dept. of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern
Biomarkers of Major Depressive Disorder
Feb 20 Michael Rugg, PhD,
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
What are the Relationships Between Default Mode Activity, Memory Encoding, and Age-related Memory Decline?
Feb 22

Talk at 11:00AM
Snacks Only
No RSVP Needed

Michael Devous, PhD The Role of Tau Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Feb 27 Kihwan Han, PhD,
Center for BrainHealth, UT Dallas
Neuroplasticity in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury after Cognitive Training
Mar 6 Bill Kelley, PhD,
Dept. of Psychology & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth
In Search of a Human Self-Regulation System
Mar 20 Jingting Zhang, PhD,
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
Impairment and Enrichment of Functional Brain Processes with Age
Apr 3 Steve Petersen, PhD,
Dept. of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis
Some Cool (And Not So Cool) Observations About Large-scale Brain Correlations
Apr 10 Olaf Sporns, PhD,
Dept. of Psychology & Brain Sciences, Indiana University
Human Connectomics: Mapping and Modeling the Networks of the Brain
Apr 17 Jessica Church-Lang, PhD,
Dept. of Psychology, UT Austin
Preparatory Task Control Development
Apr 24 Kristen Kennedy, PhD,
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
Pushing the Aging Brain: Functional Response to Cognitive Challenge
May 1 Rathan Subramaniam, MD,
Dept. of Radiology, UT Southwestern
PET/CT in Neurodegenerative Imaging
Aug 1

Dr. Soledad Ballesteros Memory and Executive Functions in Healthy and Pathological Aging: Does Video Game Training Enhance Cognition in Older Adults?
Sep 11

Lisa Goffman, PhD
UT Dallas
Sequential Pattern Learning in Developmental Language Disorders
Sep 18

David Badre, PhD
Brown University
Prefrontal Cortex and the Hierarchical Control of Behavior
Sep 25

Hanli Liu, PhD
UT Arlington
Mapping of Electrophysiological Response to Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation on the Human Brain In Vivo Measured by EEG
Oct 2

Sven Kroener, PhD
UT Dallas
Oxidative Stress and its Treatment in a Developmental Animal Model of Schizophrenia
Oct 9

Laura Colgin, PhD
UT Austin
Gamma Rhythms in the Hippocampus Network
Oct 16

Anthony Wagner, PhD
Stanford University
Retrospective and Prospective “Replay”: Hippocampal and Cortical Mechanisms of Memory
Oct 23

Bart Rypma, PhD
Center for BrainHealth
UT Dallas
Using Calibrated fMRI to Explore Age Differences in Functional Hyperemia
Oct 30

Natasha Rajah, PhD
McGill University
Investigating the Neural Correlates of Context Memory Across the Adult Lifespan
Nov 6

Brad Lega, MD
UT Southwestern
Closed Loop Brain Stimulation for Memory Enhancement: Update on Progress and Future Directions
Nov 27

Carrie McAdams, PhD
UT Southwestern
Social Perception in Anorexia Nervosa
Dec 4

Karen Rodrigue, MD
Center for Vital Longevity
UT Dallas
Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors on Brain Function in Normal Aging


2016 Archive

Jan 25 Dwight German, PhD,
UT Southwestern
Pesticide Exposure and Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s
Feb 1 Evan Gordon, PhD,
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Individual Variability in Resting-state Functional Connectivity Systems
Feb 8 Paula Croxson, PhD,
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Neuroimaging of Network Changes in Neuroplasticity in the Non-human, Primate Brain
Feb 15 Michelle Farrell and
Jenny Rieck, PhD
CVL Student Presentations

Differentiating Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease from Normal Aging: The Effects of Age and Amyloid on Cognitive Decline Over 3.5 Years (Farrell)

Age-Related Decreases in Modulation of Neural Activity During Difficult Visuo-Spatial Judgements (Rieck)

Feb 22 James Bibb, PhD,
UT Southwestern
Targeting Neuronal Signaling to Treat CNS Disorders
Feb 29 Chandramallika Basak, PhD Investigating Hierarchical Models of Working Memory: Influences of Long-term Memory and Age on Memory Updating
Mar 7 Denise Head, PhD,
Washington University in St. Louis
Spatial Navigation in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Mar 21 Angela Gutchess, PhD,
Brandeis University
Influence of Age and Culture on Memory
Mar 28 Sherwood Brown, PhD,
UT Southwestern
The Effects of Corticosteroids on the Human Brain
Apr 11 Tres Thompson, PhD TBD
Apr 25 Nick Turk-Browne, PhD,
Princeton University
Statistical Learning in the Mind and Brain
Sep 12 Neil Charness, PhD,
Florida State University
Expertise Research Contributions to Cognitive Aging: Examples from the Domain of Chess
Sep 19 Brett Foster, PhD,
Baylor College of Medicine
Intracranial Electrophysiology of the Human Default Network
Sep 26 Shuo Qin

Margaret O’Connell

Less is More: The Role of Corpus Callosum Connectivity on Illusory Conjunctions

Effects of Task Complexity, Video Game Learning and Aging on Task-Related Functional Connectivity

Oct 3 Aimee Gardner, PhD,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Simulation Education for Developing Competent Surgeons: What We’ve Learned & Where We’re Going
Oct 10 Joshua Koen, PhD,
UT Dallas – CVL
MVPA is Not a Panacea for Cognitive Neuroscience: Issues with Feature Selection and Cerebrovascular Reactivity
Oct 17 Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, PhD,
The University of Texas at Austin
Linking the Cognitive and Neural Consequences of Activation in Working Memory
Oct 24 Francesca Filbey, PhD,
UT Dallas – Center for BrainHealth
Marijuana & the Brain: Studies in Long-Term, Heavy Marijuana Users
Oct 31 Sara Festini, PhD,
UT Dallas – Center for Vital Longevity
Keep Busy! Greater Busyness is Associated with Better Cognition
Nov 7 Jessica Andrews-Hanna, PhD,
University of Colorado – Boulder
The Dynamics of Spontaneous Cognition: Neural Underpinnings and Applications to Aging
Nov 10 Rachel Elward, PhD,
University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Context Memory Effects in Developmental Amnesia
Nov 28 Jeffrey Gagne, PhD,
The University of Texas at Arlington
The Development and Etiology of Self-control Traits from Toddlerhood to Early Adolescence
Dec 5 Louis Bherer, PhD,
Concordia University
Cognitive Plasticity in Healthy Older Adults and At-risk Population: Cognitive Training and Exercise

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2015 Archive

Feb 2 Josh Koen, PhD Memory Encoding and Memory Interference: An fMRI Study
Feb 9 Brad Lega, MD Episodic Memory in Epileptogenic Hippocampi: Predicting Memory Deficits
Feb 16 Silvia Bunge, PhD Building Blocks of Reasoning Ability
Feb 23 Marie Monfils, PhD Attenuation and Social Transmission of Fear (Talk Postponed)
Mar 2 John Wixted, PhD The representation of episodic Memory in Single Neurons of the Human Hippocampus
Mar 9 Elana Ivleva, MD, PhD What Do Grey Matter Volume Biomarkers Tell Us About the Psychosis Dimension?
Mar 23 Steve Nelson, PhD How Does Testing Affect Learning? From Careful Anatomy to a Remindings Account via Reverse Inference
Apr 6 Sven Vanneste, PhD A Pathophysiology-based Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Apr 13 Audrey Duarte, PhD The Role of Attention in Age-related Associative Memory Impairments
Apr 20 Greg Dussor, PhD Investigating Migraine Pathophysiology Using Preclinical Models in Rodents
Apr 27 Elizabeth Mormino, PhD Aβ Status Interacts with Multiple Risk Factors to Influence Cognition in Clinically Normal Individuals
May 1 Claudia Kawas, MD Clinical and Pathological Studies of Dementia in the Oldest Old
Sep 21 Cherie Marvel, PhD The Motor System’s Contributions to Cognition
Sep 28 Arne Ekstrom, PhD Navigating Human Memory: Inspiration and Divergence from Rat Models of Navigation
Oct 5 Benton Pierce, PhD The Role of Retrieval-Monitoring Processes in False Memory Suppression
Oct 12 Tracey Shors, PhD Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: A Neurogenesis-Inspired Intervention
Oct 19 SfN Week  
Nov 2 Jenny Rieck, PhD White Matter Correlates of Nerual Differentiation Across the Adult Lifespan
Nov 9 Nathalie Sumlen, PhD Exercise and Antioxidant Effects on Cognitively Impaired Mice
Nov 16 Roberto Cabeza, PhD fMRI and Autobiographical Memory
Nov 30 Xiaosi Gu, PhD Your Insula on Fire: A Role of Interoceptive Inference in Decision-making

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2014 Archive

Jan 27 Kathleen McDermott, PhD Effective Learning and Effective Learners: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies
Feb 3 Alice O’Toole, PhD Computational Mmodels of Face Recognition: Where are We Now? Where Do We Go Next?
Feb 10 Alex Martin, PhD Food for Thought – Representing and Tuning the Categories of the Mind
Feb 17 Julia Evans, PhD Atypical Lexical-semantic Processing in Individual Children with Specific Language Impairment: Evidence from ERP and Anatomically Constrained MEG
Feb 24 Paul Whalen, PhD Neural Responses to Facial Expressions Predict Attention, Bias and Personality
Mar 3 Ian McDonough, PhD Neural Markers of Cognitive Ability Across the Adult Lifespan
Mar 17 Scott Grafton, PhD How Our Brain Networks Both Change and Facilitate Learning: Imaging Studies of Training Over Minutes to Months
Mar 24 Michael Rugg, PhD Can Data From Neuroimaging Inform Psychological Theory?
Mar 31 Ian McDonough, PhD Neural Markers of Cognitive Ability Across the Adult Lifespan
Apr 14 Michela Gallagher, PhD The Paradigm Shift to AD Prevention
Apr 21 Danielle King, PhD Lateral Posterior Parietal Activity During Successful Recognition of Previously Perceived and Imagined Events
Apr 24 John Jonides, PhD Suppressing Short-term Memories:  Basic Science and Translation
Apr 28 Cindy Lustig, PhD Keeping Distraction Out and Moving Focus In: Rodent, Genetic and Patient Studies of Acetylcholine’s Role in Attention
Sep 8 Yaakov Stern, PhD Cognitive Reserve and Aging
Sep 15 Theodore Price, PhD CNS Mechanisms Underlying the Transition to Chronic Pain
Sep 29 Sara Festini, PhD Memory Control: Consequences and Mechanisms of Directed Forgetting in Working Memory
Oct 6 Paul Fishwick, PhD TBA
Oct 13 Michael K. Scullin, PhD Sleep, Memory and Aging
Oct 20 Christopher K. Hertzog, PhD Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: The Mystery of Age Differences in the Accuracy of Episodic Feeling-of-Knowing
Oct 27 Denise Park, PhD STAC-R: A Revision of the Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition
Nov 3 Diana Kerwin, MD Dementia Prevention and Longevity
Nov 6 Beatriz Luna, PhD Brain Dynamics Underlying Cognitive Development Through Adolescence
Dec 1 Zhuang Song, PhD Imaging of the Medial Temporal Lobe in Healthy and Pathological Aging
Dec 8 Rob Ackerman, PhD The Role of Pathological Personality Traits in Roommate Relationship Development

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