School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences



BBS Colloquium Series

Join us for this year’s BBS Colloquium Series. All presentations will be held in GR 4.428 from 9:30–10:30am, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments will be provided.

Oct 27, 2017 Ralph Adolphs, PhD
California Institute of Technology
Autism and the Social Brain Amy Pinkham, PhD
Dec 1 Martica Hall, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Mechanisms and Moderators of Sleep Health Heidi Kane, PhD
Feb 23, 2018 Linda Smith, PhD
Indiana University
Word Learning from the Infant’s Perspective Lisa Goffman, PhD
Mar 30 Roger Mills-Koonce, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Early Conduct Problems and Callous Unemotional Behaviors: Predicting the Perfect (Developmental) Storm Margaret Owen, PhD
Apr 27 Hanna Ulatowska, PhD
UT Dallas
From Stories to Wisdom: Communicative Competence in Testimonial Language of WWII Pilot Veterans TBA
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Career Roadmap Series

Join us for this semester’s Career Roadmap Series. Each series will expound upon how to further your career in different ways.

Sep 12 — 14, 2017 Hosted by the Career Center UT Dallas Career Expo Days
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Sep 12 (non-STEM)
Sep 13 (Graduate STEM Day)
Sep 14 (Undergraduate STEM Day)
Activity Center
Sep 20 Amy Pinkham, PhD Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling
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CR 1.202
Sep 25 Anna Johnson, MSW Graduate Programs in Social Work
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11:30am — 12:30pm
CR 1.212
Sep 25 Hosted by the Career Center Graduate School Expo Fall 2017
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11am — 2pm
Visitor Center Atrium
Oct 3 Candice Mills, PhD Your Personal Statement
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10 — 11am
GR 4.208
Oct 17 Sponsored by the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the
School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences
Graduate School Fair
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11:30am — 1:30pm
GR 2.326
Nov 2 Sponsored by the Center for Children and Families Center for Children and Families Research Fair
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2 — 4pm
Visitor Center Atrium
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Center for Children and Families Forum

Join us for this year’s annual forum. The forum will be held at Communities Foundation of Texas from 9:00am–1:30pm.

Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Seth Pollak
The University of Wisconsin, Madison
Biobehavioral Effects of Early Adversity: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
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Center for Children and Families Spring Lecture Series

Join us each spring for our annual lecture series. The lectures are a series of talks by Center-affiliated researchers. All lectures are held in the Davidson Auditorium JSOM 1.118 at UT Dallas from 9:30–10:30am with a reception immediately following, unless noted otherwise. The theme for 2018 is “Building Bridges from Adversity to Resilience.”

Feb 16, 2018 TBA TBA
Mar 23 TBA TBA
Apr 13 TBA TBA
This year we have special lectures in collaboration with and hosted by the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology on Wednesday evenings at 7:30-8:30pm in Jonsson Performance Hall.
Mar 28, 2018 Sandy Russ
Case Western Reserve University
Pretend Play and Development of Creativity and Imagination
Apr 18 Vlad Glaveanu
Aalborg University, Denmark
Cultivating the Possible in Early Development — The Power of Creativity, Imagination and Wonder
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Center for Vital Longevity Science Series

Join us for this semester’s CVL Science Luncheon Series. All presentations will be held in the Center for Vital Longevity Conference room (8th floor) with videolink to JO 4.306 (unless noted) from 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Aug 1, 2017

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
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Developmental, Cognitive and Social/Personality Brownbag Series

Join us for this semester’s DCS Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held Tuesdays and held in JO 4.306 from 11:30am–12:30pm, unless noted otherwise.

Aug 29, 2017 Shayla Holub, PhD, Noah Sasson, PhD, and Jasmin Stubblefield,
UT Dallas
Tips for Success in Grad School
Sep 5 Noah Sasson, PhD
UT Dallas
Interpersonal Mechanisms of Social Disability in Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Sep 12 Kevin Carson
UT Dallas
Attachment and Humor Use in Romantic Relationships: The Role of Situational Context
Sep 19 Candice Mills, PhD and Shayla Holub, PhD
UT Dallas
Reflections on Harassment: A Case Study and Implications for Fostering Positive Environments
Sep 26 Julie Schneider
UT Dallas
Language Acquisition and Comprehension: What we Have Learned From the Brain
Oct 3 Jacqueline Cavazos
UT Dallas
Recognizing Own- and Other-Race Faces in Contiguous or Distributed Learning Sequences
Oct 10 Maria Boylan
UT Dallas
Greater Fronto-Parietal Modulation After Middle Age During N-back is Associated with Better Cognitive Performance
Oct 17


David Hoagey
UT Dallas
Localizing White Matter Connections Essential to Maintaining Executive Function Performance Across the Lifespan
Oct 24 Giuseppe Miranda
UT Dallas
COMT Val158Met is Associated with Cortical Thickness, Which Mediates the Relationship Between COMT and Executive Function
Nov 7


Olivia Smith
UT Dallas
Interparental and Parent-Child Conflict Predicting Adolescent Depressive Symptoms
Nov 14 Asal Baragchizadeh
UT Dallas
Identity Matching of Unfamiliar People from Point-Light Biological Motion
Nov 28 Ju-Chi Yu
UT Dallas
Multiple Correspondence Analysis Reveals the Relationship Between FTD and Pre-Clinical Occupation
Dec 5 Ying Hu
UT Dallas
Personality Inferences from Body Shapes
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FLASH Series

Join us for this semester’s FLASH (Friday Seminars in Speech, Language and Hearing) Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held at Callier Center Dallas room A229 with videolink to Callier Center Richardson in CRA 11.601 from 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to LaRuth Smith.

Aug 25, 2017 First Week of Classes No FLASH
Sep 1 Labor Day Weekend No FLASH
Sep 8 Bharath Chandrasekaran,

UT Austin
Corticostriatal Systems in Auditory and Speech Categorization
Sep 15 BBS Welcome Back Luncheon No FLASH
Sep 22 Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD
UT Dallas
Influence of Early Sign Exposure on Outcomes in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users
Sep 29 Peter Assmann, PhD, Michelle Kapolowicz, Vahid Montazeri
UT Dallas
Children’s Voices, Foreign Accent, and the Perception of Speech in Adverse Conditions
Oct 6 Pamela Rollins, PhD
UT Dallas
Words are Not Enough: Providing the Context for Social Communication and Interaction
Oct 13 Meghan Davidson, PhD
UT Dallas
The Reader and the Text in ASD: The Cognitive, Linguistic, and Social Characteristics
Oct 20 Lindsey Hiebert
UT Dallas Doctoral Student
A Longitudinal Study of Language Growth and Deceleration in Bilingual Preschoolers
Oct 27 BBS Colloquium No FLASH
Nov 3 Haiying Yuan
UT Dallas Doctoral Student
Data Analysis Using Item Response Theory: A Study in the Prevalence of Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
Nov 10 ASHA Convention No FLASH
Nov 17 Evdoxia Doli
UT Dallas Doctoral Student
On the Articulation of Consonant Clusters: Evidence from Greek
Nov 24 Thanksgiving No FLASH
Dec 1 BBS Colloquium No FLASH
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Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series

Join us for this semester’s BrainHealth Frontiers Series. All presentations will be held in the International Reception Hall at 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Teressa Roberson.

Jul 7, 2017 Melina Uncapher, PhD,
University of California, San Francisco
From Evidence-Based Medicine to Evidence-Based Education: Launching the New Field of Learning Engineering Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Sep 22 Raksha Mudar, PhD,
University of Illinois
Event-Related EEG Alterations in Older Adults at Risk of Dementia Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Sep 29 Jerzy Bodurka, PhD,
University of Oklahoma
Non-invasive Brain Neuromodulation with Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback Amygdala Emotional Regulation Training and Concurrent EEG Recordings Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Oct 27 William Casebeer, PhD,
Lockheed Martin
Human Performance Augmentation in Context: Projects in the Physiology of Performance Improvement Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Nov 3 James Blair, PhD,
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Treatment Targets for Externalizing Behavior and Substance Abuse Intervention: A Neuroscience-Based Approach Francesca Filbey, PhD
Dec 1 Benjamin Tabak, PhD,
Southern Methodist University
Toward an Integrative Model of Oxytocin in Social Processes and Mental Health: The Role of Social Sensitivity Dan Krawczyk, PhD
Jan 26, 2018 Rita Goldstein, PhD,
Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Human Brain Function Related to Behavior, Cognition, Emotion and Personality in Drug Addiction and Other Problem Behaviors Francesca Filbey, PhD
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Neuroscience Brownbag Series

Join us for this semester’s NSC Brownbag Series. Please note the times and rooms vary for each lecture. Refreshments will be provided.

Aug 24, 2017

in CRA 12.110

Takaki Komiyama, PhD
University of California San Diego
Imaging Neural Ensembles During Learning
Sep 21

in CRA 12.110

Matthew Dalva, PhD
Thomas Jefferson Medical School
Visualizing the Dynamics in Synaptic Formation and Function
Oct 5

in CRA 12.110

Jeff Waring, PhD
Abbvie Pharmaceuticals
Harnessing Human Genetics for New Disease Therapies
Nov 2

in CRA 12.110

Asaf Keller, PhD
University of Maryland
The Parabrachial Complex: A Nexus of Ascending and Descending Pain Systems
Dec 7

in CRA 12.110

Mark Baccei, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Remembrance of Things Past: Pain Circuits After Neonatal Injury
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Sips & Science Lecture Series

Enjoy libations and engaging lectures on the latest innovations in brain science from experts in their field. Join us from 6:30-7 PM for sips and light bites. The lecture will last from 7-8 PM. All lectures will take place at The Brain Performance Institute unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online. (Click on a calendar date)

DATE SPEAKER TITLE Sponsors/Partnerships
Nov 2, 2017 Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Center for BrainHealth

Lawrence W. Speck

Workplace Design Sparks or Destroys Strategic Innovation JLL
Dec 5, 2017 Bonnie Pitman
Center for BrainHealth
The Art of Observation  
Dec 7, 2017 Francesca Filbey, PhD
Center for BrainHealth
Because I Got High: Marijuana and Your Brain  

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