The University of Texas at Dallas 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.

Sep 14, 2018 Elizabeth Gershoff, PhD
UT Austin
Drawing Causal Conclusions When Experiments are Impossible: The Case of Physical Punishment Jackie Nelson, PhD
Feb 1, 2019 Linda Smith, PhD
Indiana University
Learning from the Infant’s Point of View Lisa Goffman, PhD
Mar 8 Marie Banich, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
Clearing the Contents of Working Memory Chandramallika Basak, PhD
Apr 12 Catherine Bushnell, PhD
Endogenous Opioids in Chronic Pain and Pleasant Touch Ted Price, PhD
Apr 26

Lecture is 10:00-11:00am

Alice O’Toole, PhD
UT Dallas
Face Representations in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks James Bartlett, PhD
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Career Roadmap Series

Join us for this semester’s Career Roadmap Series – Roadmap to Graduate School for Fall 2018 (Download the full schedule). Each series will expound upon how to further your career in different ways.

Sep 26, 2018 Hosted by the Career Center Graduate School Expo – Fall 2018 11am-2pm
UT Dallas Visitor Center Atrium (VCB)
Sep 28 Derrick Chen, MD Is Medicine the Right Career for You?
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GR 3.420
Oct 5 Amy Pinkham, PhD Graduate Clinical & Counseling Programs
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CRA 12.120
Oct 12 Candice Mills, PhD Preparing Your Personal Statement
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CRA 12.110
Nov 1 Sponsored by The Center for Children and Families Research & Resources Fair 2-4pm
UT Dallas Visitor Center Atrium (VCB)
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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 19, 2018 Ross Thompson, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Building Early Social-Emotional Health Two Generations at a Time
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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.”

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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.
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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].

Sep 10, 2018 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
Feb 4 Katy Thorn, PhD
UT Dallas
Feb 11 Mark Mapstone, PhD
UC Irvine
Feb 18 Mark Baxter, PhD
Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Feb 25 Amy Pinkham, PhD
UT Dallas
Mar 4 Morgan Barense, PhD
University of Toronto
Apr 1 Shawn McClintock, PhD
UTSW Psychiatry
Apr 8 Brian Gold, PhD
University of Kentucky
Apr 15 Anke Henning, PhD
UTSW Radiology
Apr 22 Chris Foster, PhD
UT Dallas – CVL
Apr 29 Elizabeth Kensinger, PhD
Boston College
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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 Wednesdays and held in JO 4.306 from 9:00am–10:00am, unless noted otherwise.

Sep 12, 2018 Courtney Terry
UT Dallas
Parents’ Beliefs in Children’s Energy Regulation Abilities and Children’s Food Refusal
Sep 19 Namrata Das
UT Dallas
Brain Energy Metabolism: A Study Using 31P Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Sep 26 Shayla Holub, PhD and Jasmin Stubblefield
UT Dallas
Tips for Success in Graduate School
Oct 17 Megan Adelson
UT Dallas
An Investigation of the Relationship between Rejection Sensitivity, Perceived Partner Self-Disclosure, and Sleep Quality in Couples
Nov 7 Matthew Johns
Assistant Director for LGBT+ Programs, UT Dallas
Nov 14 Sining (Saniya) Wu
UT Dallas
Relational Intimacy, Attributions, and Recovery from Conflict in Cohabiting Couples
Nov 28 Erin Venza
UT Dallas
Enhancing Executive Function and Underlying Brain Systems in Bipolar Disorder Through Reasoning Training
Dec 5 Yuefeng Huang, MSc
UT Dallas
Using High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Targeting the Posterior Cingulate Cortex to Improve Word Retrieval
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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 Linda Sensibaugh.

Aug 24, 2018   No FLASH
Aug 31   No FLASH
Sep 7 Sarah Grinn
UT Dallas
Ear Canal Resonance: Implications for Individual Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Sep 14 BBS Colloquium No FLASH
Sep 21 Mitchell Frye
UT Dallas Callier Center Post Doc
Aberrant Immune States of the Inner Ear Resultant of Aging and Lower Level Noise
Sep 28 Tracy Centenni, PhD
New Insights on Heterogeneity in Dyslexia: From Gene to Brain to Behavior?
Oct 5 Daniel Scarpace, PhD
UT Arlington
The Acoustics and Perception of Resyllabification in English and Spanish
Oct 19 CCF Annual Forum No FLASH
Oct 26 Sara Benham
UT Dallas
Novel Phonological Sequence Learning in Early Typical and Atypical Development
Nov 2 Annette Glotfelty
UT Dallas
Effects of Silence Speech on Tongue Movements: An Electromagnetic Articulography Study of Consonants
Nov 9 Yvonne Ralph and Sonali Poudel
UT Dallas
Word Learning from Context and Underlying Cognitive Processes
Nov 16 ASHA Convention No FLASH
Nov 23 Thanksgiving No FLASH
Nov 30 Kristin Teplansky
UT Dallas
Monitoring Speech Decline Due to ALS Using 3D Acceleration pf Tongue and Lip Movement
Dec 7 Last week of classes 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.

Sep 7, 2018 Mustafa Husain, MD
UT Southwestern
Brain Stimulation: A New Era in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Oct 12 Sushmita Purkayastha, PhD
Southern Methodist University
Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation Following a Sports Related Concussion Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Nov 9 Mark B. Powers, PhD
Baylor University Medical Center,
UT Austin
Recent Advancements in the Treatment & Prevention of PTSD Lori Cook, PhD
Nov 16 Jon Bakdash, PhD
Texas A&M Commerce,
UT Dallas
Visualizing and Modeling Dependencies in Data Dan Krawczyk, PhD
Nov 30 Jeff Spence, PhD
UT Dallas
Birds Eye View of Machine Learning Dan Krawczyk, PhD
Dec 7 John Desmond, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Cerebellar Contributions to Cognition: Insights from the Phonological Loop Bart Rypma, PhD
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Let’s Talk Psych Series

Join us for this semester’s Let’s Talk Psych Series, where we bring in distinguished guests to speak on a variety of exciting and informative topics. Talks will take place at various times throughout the semester, most will take place in JO 4.306.

Sep 14, 2018
Phia Salter, MD
Texas A&M University
Engaging Historical Racism: A Cultural-Psychological Perspective

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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 31, 2018
in CRA 12.110
Michela Marinelli, PhD
UT Austin
Factors and Pathways that Enhance Addiction Liability
Sep 27
in CRA 12.110
Theresa Desrochers, PhD
Brown University
Studies of Sequential Control Across Species Using Electrophysiology and fMRI
Oct 4
in CRA 12.110
Linda Watkins, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Non-neuronal Cells Amplify Pain and Drug Reward — Pathways from Basic Science to Human and Veterinary Clinical Trials
Oct 11
in CRA 12.110
Tina Gremel, PhD
UC San Diego
Action Control in Alcohol Dependence
Oct 25
in CRA 12.110
Z Jim Wang, PhD
The University of Illinios at Chicago
Phosphorylation Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Nov 1
in CRA 12.110
Beatriz Lindstrom, PhD
Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Applied Pharmacology in Drug Discovery
Nov 15
in CRA 12.110
Patrick Sheets, PhD
Indiana University
Dissecting Functional Changes to Defined mPFC Neurons in Mouse Models of Neuropathic Pain
Nov 29
in CRA 12.110
Fan Wang, PhD
Duke University
General Anesthesia, Sleep, and Pain
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Sips & Science Lecture Series

Enjoy the latest insights on brain science innovations during the Brain Performance Institute’s monthly speaker series. 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 $25 and can be purchased online. (Click on a calendar date)

Sep 20, 2018 Bonnie Pittman
Director of Art-Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth
Do Something New™  
Oct 11 Sandra Chapman, PhD
Center for BrainHealth
Laura DeFina, MD
The Cooper Institute
Brain and Body Fit: Realizing Your Fullest Potential  
Nov 15 Kami Sip, PhD
NeuroLeadership Institute
The Neuroscience of Habit Formation ActivateWorld
Dec 6 Edward Burger, PhD
Southwestern University
Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively Through Creative Puzzle-Solving  
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