Seminar

2020 - 2023 Lecture Series

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

For more information, please contact Indira Turney, PhD ict2105@cumc.columbia.edu and Alexandra Gaynor, PhD ag4498@cumc.columbia.edu.

Given the updated CUIMC policies regarding large gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, all Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars will be hosted through Zoom until further notice. Each week, Indira Turney, PhD ict2105@cumc.columbia.edu or Alexandra Gaynor, PhD ag4498@cumc.columbia.edu will distribute a zoom link by email ahead of the meeting.

If you have never used Zoom before, please use this link (https://zoom.us/test) to review your settings ahead of the next meeting, and contact Indira Turney or Alexandra Gaynor with any questions or concerns.

2023

Speaker

Title

January 26

Eric Schon, PhD
Lewis P. Rowland Professor of Neurology (in Genetics and Develop)

A different way of thinking about Alzheimer's disease (in person)

January 19

Yunglin Gazes, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Sciences

Neuroimaging 101 - AMA-style (in person)

January 12

Andrew Bender, PhD
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Reconceptualizing Diffusion MRI Applications in Cognitive Aging Research

January 5

Winter break - no talk

 

Seminar Archive:

2022

January 27: Alexandra Gaynor, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Effect of diet on the association between resting state functional connectivity and cognitive performance

February 10: Sanne Franzen, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Neuropsychological assessment of diverse populations in Europe

February 17: Ruijia Chen, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist, UCSF, Lifecourse cumulative stressors, sleep, and disparities in cognitive aging

February 24: Emerald Heiland, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Uppsala, Sweden, Physical Activity and Healthy Brain Functions

​​March 3: Anja Leist, PhD, Associate Professor, Université du Luxembourg, Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage, inequalities, and cognitive ageing and dementia

March 10: Yunglin Gazes, PhD, Assistant Professor, CUIMC, Examining the neural mechanism of apathy in neurodegenerative diseases

March 17: Suhang Song, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, CUIMC, Effects of modifiable lifestyle factors on brain makers and cognitive change across the adult life span

March 24: Hadi Hosseini, PhD, Assistant Professor, Standford University, Quantitative MRI markers of brain microstructure in aging and AD

March 31: Anne Kever, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Cognitive biases and chronic pain in Multiple Sclerosis: a K99/R00 grant proposal

April 7: Jeff Pyne, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Total Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations Throughout Vascular Aging and Injury

April 14: Silvia Chapman, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Subjective Cognitive Decline in Middle and Older Aged Older Adults: Path towards a K99/R00

April 21: Patrick Lao, PhD,Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Neuroimaging and Plasma Biomarkers of ATV(N) in middle aged, racially and ethnically diverse adults

April 28: Martin Lövdén, PhD, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Education, Brain, and Cognitive Performance across the lifespan

May 5: Eider M. Arenaza-Urquijo, PhD, Researcher, Barcelonabeta Brain Research Center, Resilience and Resistance to Aging and AD: Lifestyle. Mental Health and Brain Mechanisms

May 12: Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Pay attention to what you pay attention to: Training executive control in cognitively healthy older adult: A path towards a clinical trial K99/R00

May 19: Miguel Arce Rentería, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, CUIMC, Deconstructing bilingualism, AD-biomarkers, and brain reserve

May 26: Indira Turney, PhD,Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Race and ethnicity-related differences in neuroimaging markers of neurodegeneration and cerebrovascular disease in middle and older age

June 2: Christian Habeck, PhD, Professor of Neurological Sciences, CUIMC, Simple and avoidable quantitative reasoning fallacies in the analysis of high-dimensional data

June 9: Jet Vonk, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Linguistic markers of cognitive aging and dementia: from K99 to R00

June 16: Franchesca Arias, PhD, Assistant Scientist at the Aging Brain Center, CUIMC, Social Determinants of Health & Acute Changes in Cognition

September 15: Yaakov Stern, PhD, Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, Florence Irving Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, Psychiatry, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute), CUIMC, Update on the Predictors Study

September 22: Korhan Buyukturkoglu, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, CUIMC, Thalamus Derived Radiomic Features to Explore Cognition in People with MS and At-risk Individuals

September 29: Christian Habeck, PhD, Professor of Neurological Sciences, CUIMC, Principal Components Analysis in Neuroimaging and OMICs Data: Playground for a Lifetime

October 6: Vicky Leavitt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology, CUIMC, Characterizing brain resilience and cognitive phenotypes in multiple sclerosis

October 13: Lesya Gaynor, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Lifestyle factors moderate effects of change in connectivity on change in cognition

October 20: Aline Thomas, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CUIMC, Associations of diet and physical activity with biological aging, among US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2001

October 27: Annabell Coors, PhD, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Epidemiology, Eye movements for cognitive assessment & brain organization and cognition

November 3: Ray Lee, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, CUIMC, Brain expression and perception networks for parents and children affective exchanges

November 10: Stephanie Cosentino, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, CUIMC, Subjective Cognitive Decline

November 17: Andrew Bender, PhD, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Reconceptualizing Diffusion MRI Applications in Cognitive Aging Research

December 1: Laszlo Zaborszky, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Rutgers, Large-scale organization of the forebrain cholinergic system: Anatomy to Function and Dysfunction

December 8: Angeliki Tsapanou, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, CUIMC, Sleep and Cognitive Polygenic Indices; the beginning of the K99 path

December 15: Indira Turney, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Brain Aging in Midlife Adults

2021

September 30: Renaud La Joie, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Memory and Aging Center, Neuroimaging and Neuropathology of ‘Atypical’ Presentations of Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease

September 23: Yaakov Stern, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, in Psychiatry, in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUMC, Predicting the Course of Alzheimer's Disease

June 24: Yian Gu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Inflammation and Neuroimaging Biomarkers

June 17: Marie D'hooghe, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Center for Neurosciences VU Brussels, The Context Matters in MS: the Contribution of Observational Research

June 10: Edward Huey, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Taub Institute, CUIMC, Clinical and Neuropathological Analysis of Dementia in Patients with Schizophrenia

June 3: Monica Thieu, BA, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, Exploring Individual Differences in Emotion Self-Report Thresholds

May 27: Georgette Argiris, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Age-related Disintegration in Functional Connectivity: Evidence from the RANN Cohort

May 20: Severine Lannoy, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Binge Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder: An Integrative Approach

May 13: Siddharth Ramanan, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, Capturing Transdiagnostic and Inter-Individual Cognitive Variations in Neurodegenerative Syndromes

May 6: Sylvie Goldman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (GH Sergievsky Center and Division of Child Neurology), CUIMC, Autism Research: What Have we Learned From one Year of COVID-19 Pandemic About Remote Diagnostic and Training?

April 29: Michael Andres, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology,, Université Catholique de Louvain, Precision Grasping in Humans : From Motor Control to Cognition 

April 22: Jing Guo, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Association between Mediterranean Diet Adherence and Activities of Daily Living: Results from the Washington Heights-Inwood Community Aging Project (WHICAP)

April 15: Madeleine Sharp, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Effort and Reward Sensitivity in Parkinson's Disease

April 8: Indira Turney, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, K99/R00 Specific Aims: Understanding the Link Between Sociocultural and Biological Factors and Brain Health across Race and Ethnicity

April 1: Yunglin Gazes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Research Updates on Diffusion Weighted Imaging Projects

March 25: Jordan Dworkin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Biostatistics (in Psychiatry), NYSPI & CUIMC Psychiatry, A Framework for Studying the Networked Effects of White Matter Lesion Damage in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease

March 18: Angeliki Tsapanou, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Sleep Polygenic Risk Score and Cognition

March 11: Mélanie Brion, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, A Dual-Process Model Exploration of Executive and Emotional Dysfunctions in Alcohol-Dependence and Korsakoff Syndrome

March 4: Justina Avila-Rieger, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Using an Intersectionality Framework to Understand Sex/Gender and Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in Cognitive Aging

February 25: Miguel Arce Renteria, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Deconstructing Bilingualism and its Sociocultural Determinants for Research on Cognitive Aging

February 18: Patrick Lao, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Using MRI and PET Neuroimaging to Understand Cerebrovascular and Alzheimer’s Disease

February 11: Jeffrey Pyne, MS, Staff Associate, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Will the Neurological and Vascular Consequences of COVID-19 Result in Increased Risk of Dementia?

February 4: NO TALKInternational Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference

January 28: Jet Vonk, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, A Neurolinguist Gone Rogue: Epidemiological Methods in Neuropsychological Dementia Research

January 21: Korhan Buyukturkoglu, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Investigating Superficial White Matter Integrity in Early Multiple Sclerosis using Machine Learning

January 14: Eleanna Varangis, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Five-year Change in Resting State Functional Connectivity: What the Cross-Sectional Data Aren't Telling You

January 7: Lok-Kin Yeung, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, The Cosmos-Web Study: A Longitudinal Online Study of the Cognitive Impacts of Cocoa Flavanol Consumption in Older Adults

2020

December 31: No Lecture

December 24: No Lecture

December 17: Kevin Ochsner, PhD
, Professor of Psychology, Columbia University, TBD

December 10: Severine Lannoy, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, Binge drinking and alcohol use disorder: Cognitive and emotional correlates

December 3: Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Association between leisure activity engagement and cognitive trajectory across the adult lifespan

November 26: No Lecture

November 19: Preeti Sunderaraman, PhD
, Associate Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Cognitive and Structural Correlates of Financial Decision Making and Financial Awareness

November 12: Victoria Leavitt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, The MIMMMS Study: A Mechanistic Model of Memory Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis

November 5: Ravi Mill, PhD, Research Associate, Cole Neurocognition Lab, Rutgers University, Insights into the Cognitive and Clinical Relevance of Resting-State Functional Connectivity gained from Activity Flow Mapping

October 29: Nika Seblova, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, The Role of High School Quality for Later Life Cognition and Health: Findings From the Project Talent Aging Study

October 22: Anne Kever, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Investigating Attentional Bias for Disease-related Stimuli in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Behavioral Consequences, Neural Correlates, and Clinical Relevance

October 15: Kiana Chan, Program Coordinator, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Overview of Survey Data from the Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates Program

October 8: Christian Habeck, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Exploration of Cross-sectionally and Longitudinally Derived Functional MRI Networks

October 1: Silvia Chapman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC, Exploring how to best operationalize Subjective Cognitive Decline

September 24: Megan Barker, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Taub Institute, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Developing a set of Research Criteria for Prodromal Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

September 17: Yaakov Stern, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology; Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Cognitive Changes Across the Lifespan: Update on the ‘Reference Ability Neural Network Study’

June 25: Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD, MsC, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, CUIMC, International Migration and Cognitive Health: Preliminary Findings

June 18: Korhan Buyukturkoglu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple Sclerosis Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Investigating Short-range Association Fibers (A.K.A Superficial White Matter) in MS Using a Machine Learning Approach

June 11: No lecture

June 4: No lecture

May 28: Anita van Loenhoud, PhD
, Postdoctoral Researcher, Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Relationships of Education, Occupation and Premorbid Brain Size with Dementia Type and Clinical Course – Results From the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort

May 21: Yian Gu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences in Neurology, Epidemiology and the Taub Institute, CUIMC, Dietary Patterns and Cognition in US Older Adults

May 14: Jonathan Jackson, PhD, Executive Director, Community Acess, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center, Massachusets General Hospital, The Challenge of Health Equity in Clinical Research: Towards a Quantifiable Science of Inclusion

May 7: Georgette Argiris, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Quantifying Age-related Changes in Brain and Behavior Across the Lifespan

April 30: Keenan Walker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Understanding the Role of Systemic Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

April 23: Lok-Kin Yeung, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, The Cosmos-Web Study: a Longitudinal Online Study in Four Cognitive Domains in an Older Adult Cohort

April 16: Jet Vonk, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Semantic Processing as a Preclinical Marker of Alzheimer's Disease

April 9: Ashok Jansari, DPhil, Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, Detecting Pre-Clinical Signs of MCI or Dementia in Healthy Elderly Populations: a new Paradigm, the Verbal Associative Learning & Memory Task (VALMT), for Assessing Rapid Forgetting

April 2: Sylvie Goldman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology, GH Sergievsky Center and Division of Child Neurology, CUIMC, Parent-Initiated Social and Motor Behaviors in Toddlers with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders and How COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures Affect the Diagnosis of Autism

March 26: Sara Czaja, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cognition, Technology, and Older Adults

March 19: Indira Turney, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Sex Differences in AD-related Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Racially/Ethnically Diverse Older Adults

March 12: Reuben Robbins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), CUIMC, Developing an mHealth app to Scale-up and Improve the Assessment of Neurocognitive Functioning in Resource-Limited Settings

March 5: Sarah Tom, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Gertrude H Sergievsky Center), Trends in Incident Dementia and Early Life Socioeconomic Status by Birth Cohort in the Adult Changes in Thought Study

February 27: Megan Barker, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Characterizing Subtle Language Decline Using Details Embedded in Neuropsychological Tests

February 20: Nicholas Balderston, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Using Unpredictable Threat to Investigate and Develop Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

February 13: Preeti Sunderaraman, PhD, K99/R00 Associate Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Awareness of Financial Abilities in Cognitively Healthy Individuals

February 6: No Lecture

January 30: Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD
, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Executive / Attention Control Training in Healthy Aging

January 23: Angeliki Tsapanou, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC, Polygenic Risk Score for Sleep Duration. Association with Cognition

January 16: Victoria Leavitt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology), CUIMC, eSupport and eFIT: Social Network Science-based Telehealth Interventions for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

January 9: Chi-Ying (Roy) Lin, MD, MPH, Movement Disorders Fellow, Department of Neurology, The Neurological Institute of New York, Cerebellar Volume is Associated with Cognitive Function in MCI: Results from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)