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Using Senseless Sentences to Study Cognition: Insights from Traumatic Brain Injury and Electrophysiology - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. Location: Brain Performance Institute Ellipse

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. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute- Ellipse - BPI 1.114, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235.

The talk will also be simulcast by videolink to Erik Jonsson Academic Center JO 4.306 and available to stream on Zoom.

Friday, 12/6/2019 at noon

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

Matthew J. Kmiecik, PhD
Research Assistant, UT Dallas

Reading and generating sentences are highly cerebral processes that provide interesting avenues into studying compromised and healthy cognition. This presentation will first review how traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) impact executive abilities, why these are difficult to capture using traditional neuropsychological assessment, and solutions to improve the detection of TBI-related mild cognitive impairments using sentence generation. Second, this talk will review electrophysiological studies of sentence reading and provide results from a novel pre-clinical paradigm assessing executive aspects of language comprehension for use in TBI and other clinical populations.

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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