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

Lecture and Brownbag Series

Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series Developmental, Cognitive and Social/Personality Brownbag Series
Center for Children and Families Series/Forum FLASH Series
Center for Vital Longevity Series Neuroscience Brownbag Series
Colloquium Series Career Roadmap Series




Mark your calendars and come 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.

Jan 15, 2016 Dongil Chung, PhD, Virginia Tech Carilion The Social Influence of Risk Preference Using fMRI
Jan 22, 2016 Bert M. Vargas, M.D., UT Southwestern Sports Neurology & Concussion
Feb 5, 2016 Jeffrey M. Englemann, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center fMRI Studies of Tobacco Cue Reactivity
Feb 17, 2016 Harvey Levin, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine Clinical vs Neuroimaging Criteria for Recovery from Sports Related Concussion
Mar 11, 2016 Phillip J. Holcomb, PhD, Tufts University Neuronal Underpinnings of Language Comprehension and Production
Apr 8, 2016 Nadine Akbar, PhD, Kessler Foundation Imaging Neuroplasticity Using MRI: Insights From Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Apr 22, 2016 Jason Aimone, PhD, Baylor University The Behavioral and Neural Underpinnings Behind Economic Decision-Making
May 6, 2016 Andrew Michael, PhD, Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) Neuroimaging in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges
May 20, 2016 Dean Mobbs, PhD, Columbia University Neurobiological Systems of Fear and Social Cognition
May 25, 2016 Dimitrios Karussis, MD, PhD, Hadassah Medical Center Stem cell therapies for ALS, MS and other neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases: Where are we and where are we heading?
Jun 3, 2016 Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, PhD, UT Austin Adaptive Brain Training Using fMRI Neurofeedback
Jun 10, 2016 David Schnyer, PhD, UT Austin Attention control in mental illness: neural systems, vulnerability and treatment
Jun 24, 2016 Bradley Hatfield, PhD, University of Maryland The Mind of the Elite Performer — A Neurobiological Perspective
Sep 16, 2016 Cobi Heijnen, PhD, MD Anderson Chemobrain - Hosted by Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Oct 14, 2016 Ian Robertson, MD,
Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute
Cognitive Reserve - Hosted by Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Oct 21, 2016 Martin P. Paulus, MD, Laureate Institute for Brain Research What Neuroscience-Based Measures or what Factors can be Used to Predict Outcomes in Patients with Mental Illness - Hosted by Xiaosi Gu, PhD
Oct 24, 2016 Ed Boyden, PhD, MIT Technologies for Mapping and Repairing the Brain at a Fundamental Level
Mar 3, 2017 Daniela Schiller, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The Neural Mechanisms Underlying Emotional Control and Flexibility - Hosted by Xiaosi Gu, PhD
Mar 24, 2017 Rita Z. Goldstein, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Human Brain Function Related to Behavior, Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Drug Addiction and other Problem Behaviors - Hosted by Xiaosi Gu, PhD

Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series Archive

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Mark your calendars each spring and come join us for our annual lecture series. The lectures are a series of talks by Center-affiliated researchers. All 2017 lectures will be held in the Callier Richardson Expansion building, CRA, room 12.110 at UT Dallas from 9:30–10:30am with reception following, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Feb 12, 2016 Doris Luft de Baker, PhD Enlace: Linking Oral Language Activities in School and at Home
Mar 4, 2016 Shayla Holub, PhD Promoting Family Health Through the Parent-Child Feeding Relationship
Apr 1, 2016 Adriana Villa Baird, MS Empowering Children and Parents Through Play (in GR 4.428 )
Apr 22, 2016 George W. Holden, PhD Is There a Better Way to Discipline? Protecting Children and Promoting Positive Behavior

Updated info - See this flyer
Feb 10, 2017 TBA TBA
Mar 3, 2017 TBA TBA
Mar 24, 2017 TBA TBA
Apr 14, 2017 TBA TBA

CCF Lecture Series Archive


Mark your calendars and come join us for this year’s annual forum.  The forum will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas from 9:00am–1:30pm. Click here for more information.

Jan 20, 2017 Dr. Deborah Vandell, University of California, Irvine Out of School Time: Expanding Learning Opportunities, Reducing Achievement Gaps

CCF Forum Archive

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Mark your calendars and come 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 at 12:00-1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

Jan 25, 2016 Dwight German, PhD, UT Southwestern Pesticide Exposure and Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s
Feb 1, 2016

Evan Gordon, PhD,
US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Individual Variability in Resting-state Functional Connectivity Systems
Feb 8, 2016 Paula Croxson, PhD, Mt. Sinai Hospital Neuroimaging of Network Changes in Neuroplasticity in the Non-human, Primate Brain
Feb 15, 2016

Michelle Farrell

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

Age-Related Decreases in Modulation of Neural Activity During Difficult Visuo-Spatial Judgements
Feb 22, 2016 James Bibb, PhD, UT Southwestern Targeting Neuronal Signaling to Treat CNS Disorders
Feb 29, 2016 Chandramallika Basak, PhD Investigating Hierarchical Models of Working Memory: Influences of Long-term Memory and Age on Memory Updating
Mar 7, 2016 Denise Head, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Spatial Navigation in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Mar 21, 2016 Angela Gutchess, PhD, Brandeis University Influence of Age and Culture on Memory
Mar 28, 2016 Sherwood Brown, PhD, UT Southwestern The Effects of Corticosteroids on the Human Brain
Apr 11, 2016 Tres Thompson, PhD High-Fat Diet Impairs Spatial Memory & Hippocampal Excitability: Role of Glucose, Hormones and Insulin
Apr 25, 2016 Nick Turk-Browne, PhD, Princeton University Statistical Learning in the Mind and Brain
Sep, 12 2016 Neil Charness, PhD, Florida State University Expertise Research Contributions to Cognitive Aging: Examples from the Domain of Chess
Sep, 19 2016 Brett Foster, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine Intracranial Electrophysiology of the Human Default Network
Sep, 26 2016 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 2016 Aimee Gardner, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center Simulation Education for Developing Competent Surgeons: What We've Learned & Where We're Going
Oct 10, 2016 Joshua Koen, PhD, UT Dallas - CVL MVPA is Not a Panacea for Cognitive Neuroscience: Issues with Feature Selection and Cerebrovascular Reactivity
Oct, 17 2016 Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin Linking the Cognitive and Neural Consequences of Activation in Working Memory
Oct 24, 2016 Francesca Filbey, PhD, UT Dallas - Center for BrainHealth Marijuana & the Brain: Studies in Long-Term, Heavy Marijuana Users
Oct 31, 2016 Sara Festini, PhD, UT Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity Keep Busy! Greater Busyness is Associated with Better Cognition
Nov, 7 2016 Jessica Andrews-Hanna, PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder The Dynamics of Spontaneous Cognition: Neural Underpinnings and Applications to Aging
Nov 28, 2016 Jeffrey Gagne, PhD, UT Arlington The Development and Etiology of Self-control Traits from Toddlerhood to Early Adolescence
Dec, 5 2016 Louis Bherer, PhD, Concordia University Cognitive Plasticity in Healthy Older Adults and At-risk Population: Cognitive Training and Exercise

CVL Science Series Archive

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Mark your calendars and come join us for this year’s Colloquium Series.  All presentations will be held in GR 4.428 from 9:30–10:30am, unless noted otherwise.  REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

Feb 5, 2016 Lisa Goffman, PhD, Purdue University Evidence for Common Cognitive Underpinnings of Language and Motor Disorders in Children with Specific Language Impairment Christine Dollaghan
Feb 19, 2016 David Brody, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis Concussive Traumatic Brain Injury: Axonal Pathology in Preclinical Models and US Military Personnel Exposed to Blast Events Michael Kilgard
Mar 25, 2016 James Pennebaker, PhD, UT Austin Words and the People Who Use Them: Language-Based Big Data and Psychological States Heidi Kane
Apr 29, 2016 James Bartlett, PhD Distinguished Lecturer in Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Memory for Faces and Other Things None
Oct 7, 2016 Simine Vazire, PhD, University of California, Davis Safer Science: Making Psychological Science More Replicable Drs. Robert Ackerman and Heidi Kane
Dec 9, 2016 Nina Kraus, PhD, Northwestern University The Biology of Auditory Learning: Lessons from the Laboratory, and Clinic Dr. Colleen Le Prell
Feb 24, 2017 Scott Johnson, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles Mechanisms of Statistical Learning in Infancy Dr. Melanie Spence
Mar 10, 2017 Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School Modulating Brain Networks to Promote Brain Health and Recovery Dr. Michael Kilgard
Apr 28, 2017
Note; Special Time: 10-11 a.m.
Margaret Owen, PhD TBA James C. Bartlett, Dean ad interim

Colloquium Series Archive

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Mark your calendars and come join us for this semester's DCS Brownbag Series.  All presentations will be Tuesdays and held in JO 4.306 at 2:30pm-3:30pm, unless noted otherwise. 

Jan 21, 2016 Eilidh Noyes, PhD, University of York Face Recognition in Challenging Situations
Jan 28, 2016 David Martinez, BBS Doctoral Student Cognitive Training Modulated Changes in White Matter and Neuropsychological Performance in Mild-to-Moderate Chronic TBI
Feb 4, 2016 Hye Bin Yoo Structural MR Image Analysis in Tinnitus Patients
Feb 11, 2016 Ryan McMahan Training with Virtual Reality Technologies
Feb 18, 2016 Brittany Boyer and Kerrianne Morrison The Reader Expectation Approach: Main Points and Discussion of George Gopen’s Writing Workshop
Feb 25, 2016 Rosanna Guadagno, PhD “How To” on Manuscript Review
Mar 3, 2016 Jay Dowling, PhD Musical Expertise and Familiarity in the Perception of Modulation in Western and South Indian Classical Music
Mar 10, 2016 Jackie Nelson, PhD , Brittany Boyer, Deyaun Villarreal & Olivia Smith (all three are BBS Doctoral Students) Mothers’ Daily Stress and Conflict Interactions with their Children
Mar 31, 2016 Mehmet Günal Survival Processing for Unknown Faces
Apr 7, 2016 No DCS Talk TBD
Apr 14, 2016 Julie Schneider, BBS Doctoral Student How the Brain Predicts Words During Word Learning
Apr 21, 2016 Jesse Poucher, BBS Doctoral Student Please Don’t Leave Me: The Interaction Between Relationship Contingent Self Worth and Couple Conflict
Apr 28, 2016 Conrad Corretti, BBS Doctoral Student Why Can’t We Be Friends?: Disclosure, Disagreement, and the Development of Intergroup Closeness
Aug 30, 2016 Dr. Shayla Holub and Jasmin Stubblefield The Successful Grad Student: Insights and Tips on How to Make Your Time at UT Dallas Work For You
Sep 6, 2016 Kerrianne Morrison A Comparison of Social Skills between Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia
Sep 13, 2016 Whitney Wells Talk about the UT Dallas Career Center
Sep 20, 2016 Justin Eroh Do We Need to Practice to Improve? Evidence of Generalization Following a Novel Visuo-touch Feedback Task
Sep 27, 2016 Matt Kmiecik Semantic and Lexical Characteristics of Sentence Completions in Chronic Phase Traumatic Brain Injury
Oct 4, 2016 James Ryland Modeling Hybrid Theories of Object Recognition
Oct 11, 2016 Brittany Boyer Gender Differences in the Relation Between Body Mass Index Trajectories and Adolescent Social Adjustment
Oct 18, 2016 Kevin J. Carson and Dr. Robert Ackerman Problem Solving in Romantic Relationships: The Role of Attachment-Related Individual Differences in Goal Adoption for Serial Arguments
Oct 25, 2016 Julie Schneider Writing an F31
Nov 1, 2016 Olivia Smith Interparental and Parent-Child Conflict Predicting Adolescent Depressive Symptoms
Nov 8, 2016 Deyaun Villarreal Longitudinal Associations between Family Members’ Internalizing Symptoms: The Indirect Effect of Emotional Support
Nov 15, 2016 Marci Horn TBA

DCS Brownbag Series Archive

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Mark your calendars and come 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 1.508 from 12:00-1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED. Please RSVP to LaRuth Smith.

Jan 15, 2016 Mariam Kavakci A Preschooler-friendly Auditory Task Examining Procedural Learning
Jan 22, 2016 Nicholas Hubbard, Center for BrainHealth Executive Processes and Cognitive Performance: Advances from Clinical Science
Jan 29, 2016 Sudha Arunachalam, PhD, Boston University What Kinds of Linguistic Contexts Best Support Verb Acquisition?
Feb 5, 2016
BBS Colloquia

Lisa Goffman, PhD, Purdue University

No Flash
Feb 12, 2016 Heather Rusiewicz, PhD, Dusquene University Hands Up: The Clinical Use and Empirical Study of Gestures in the Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders
Feb 19, 2016
BBS Colloquium

David Brody, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

No Flash
Feb 26, 2016 E. Susan Duncan, PhD candidate, University of California, Irvine Brain Connectivity & Aphasia Recovery
Mar 4, 2016 Anusha Mohan Differences in Functional Connectivity Networks of the Brain in Tinnitus and Healthy Adults
Mar 11, 2016 Hannah Pourchot Contributing Factors to Expressive Vocabulary Development in Cochlear Implant Users
Mar 18, 2016 Spring Break No Flash
Mar 25, 2016
BBS Colloquium

James Pennebaker, PhD, UT Austin

No Flash
Apr 1, 2016 Raul Rojas, PhD Happenings from the Bilingual Language Lab
Apr 8, 2016 Denise Finneran, PhD, The University of Oklahoma The Role of the Speech Input in Morpheme Production for Children From Diverse Linguistic Backgrounds
Apr 15, 2016 Meredith Scheppele Structural Lateralization of Cortical Language Areas
Apr 22, 2016 Mike Crary, PhD, University of Central Florida Spontaneous Swallowing Frequency: Development, Validation, Application, and Automation of a Novel Metric for Swallowing Integrity
Apr 29, 2016
BBS Colloquium

James Bartlett, PhD

No Flash
Sep 9, 2016 PhD and Faculty Welcome Back Lunch at Green Hall No Flash
Sep 16, 2016 Julie Fratantoni, UTD PhD Student Electrophysiological Correlates of Word Retrieval in Traumatic Brain Injury
Sep 23, 2016 Chin-Taun Tan, UT Dallas Towards a Closed-loop Assistive Hearing System
Sep 30, 2016 No Flash No Flash
Oct 7, 2016
BBS Colloquium

Simine Vazire, UC Davis

No Flash
Oct 14, 2016 Haiying Yuan, UTD PhD Student Assessment of Social and Pragmatic Language Skills in Individuals with Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
Oct 21, 2016 Melissa Boone, UTD PhD Student Listener Perception of Communication Ability in Simulated Language Samples
Oct 28, 2016 Robert Burkard, PhD, University of Buffalo The Auditory Brainstem Response in Various Vertebrate (mostly mammalian) Species
Nov 4, 2016 Sishi Liu, UTD PhD Student Linguistic and Emotional Prosody in the Speech of Cochlear Implanted Mandarin-Chinese Speakers
Nov 11, 2016 Kathryn Wiseman, UTD PhD Student Inconsistent Device Use in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users
Nov 18, 2016 ASHA Convention No Flash
Nov 25, 2016 Thanksgiving Break No Flash
Dec 2, 2016 James Booth, PhD, UT Austin How Does the Brain Learn to Read?
Dec 9, 2016
BBS Colloquium

Nina Kraus, PhD, Northwestern University

No Flash

FLASH Series Archive

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Mark your calendars and come join us for this semester's NSC Brown Bag Series.  All presentations will be held in GR 4.428 room 10:00-11:00am, unless noted otherwise. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

Jan 15, 2016 Ray Velasco Neuronal Phenotypes of the Dorsal Root Ganglion and a Novel Model of Chronic Pain
Jan 22, 2016 Stephanie Shiers Exploration of Prefrontal Cortex Structural Plasticity Caused by Persistent Neuropathic Pain
Jan 29, 2016 Ted Price, PhD The NRSA Mechanism
Feb 5, 2016 Amanda Alvarez The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Abnormal Emotional Learning and Social Anxiety in an Animal Model of Autism
Feb 12, 2016 Ted Price, PhD Writing an NRSA Aims Page
Feb 19, 2016 Candler Paige Microglial Activation in the Hyperalgesic Priming Model
Feb 26, 2016 Jordan Straight Behavioral Correlates of Neuronal Allocation in Auditory Fear Conditioning
Mar 4, 2016 Erica Underwood (Defense) TBA
Mar 11, 2016 Jacob Lackovic TBA
Mar 25, 2016 Talk Cancelled  
Apr 1, 2016 Jessica Pruett Mechanisms of Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Tool to Enhance Extinction from Drug-seeking
Apr 8, 2016 Lindsey Noble The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on an Animal Model of PTSD
Apr 15, 2015 Anthony Nguyen Vagus Nerve Stimulation Improves Forelimb Strength Recovery and Promotes Motor Plasticity After Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Apr 29, 2016 Chris Desolis TBA
Jun 14, 2016 Brad Pfeiffer, PhD Hippocampal Reactivation and Circuit-Level Mnemonic Mechanisms
NSC Brownbag Series Archive

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Feb 5, 2016 Internship and Research Resume Workshop for BBS Undergraduates (See the Flyer ) 3-4:30 p.m. in SSB 3.107
Feb 11, 2016 Work the Career Expo Like a Pro (See the Flyer ) 4-5 p.m. in GR 2.302
Mar 25, 2016 Elevate Your Interview (See the Flyer ) 12:30-1:30 p.m. in GR 4.428
Sep 23, 2016 What Do You Want to Do? How Will You Do It? What Happens If You're Not Sure?
(See the Flyer )
12:30-1:30 p.m. in GR 4.428
Sep 26, 2016 Your Personal Statement
(See the Flyer )
2:30-3:30 p.m. in GR 4.428

Roadmap Series Flyer (2015)

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