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Measuring the Brain in the Wild: New Approaches to Old Metrics - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Jun. 1, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. Location: 2200 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75235 International Reception Hall

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. All lectures are held at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, in the International Reception Hall.

Friday, 6/1/2018 at noon

Laura Germine, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Topic is - Measuring the Brain in the Wild: New Approaches to Old Metrics

Dr. Laura Germine is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and in Neuroscience at McLean Hospital.  At McLean, she is Director of the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology and Assistant Director of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry.  She is also Director of TestMyBrain.org and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Many Brains Project.

Her research is oriented around understanding what factors shape the way we think and interact with the world around us, and how these differences are related to mental and physical health over the lifespan. Her approach is based on creating broadly accessible research tools, implemented through web applications and mobile devices, and then making these research tools available to the public. This allows people to use these tools to understand more about themselves, while at the same time contributing valuable data about the mind and brain. She and her colleagues then use this data to characterize how people differ from one another in fundamental aspects of information processing (cognition) and understand the causes and consequences of these differences.

Since 2008, they have successfully recruited and tested over 1.6 million people from all over the world through their website, TestMyBrain.org. This work has led to new discoveries about the way the mind and brain are shaped by development, health, genes, and environments, as well as novel methods for assessing brain and cognitive functioning using the web and mobile devices.

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required - Register for this event

See The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences for more events

http://bbs.utdallas.edu/   http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/

Contact Info:
Teressa Roberson, 214-905-3007
Questions? Email me.

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