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Events at Brown

Biology and Medicine Events

  • EEG Core Initiative Seminar Series

    Location: 164 Angell Street Room: 4th floor Innovation Zone Cost: Free
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    EEG Core Initiative Seminar Series

    “Selective Modulation of Cortico-Cortical Connectivity in the Human Brain”

    Tommi Raij, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Many neurological and psychiatric symptoms arise from network-level derangements where the structural and/or functional connectivities between specific brain areas have been altered by the disease. Therefore, techniques that would allow selective up- or downregulation of specific connections between brain areas would be valuable. Here, we used MRI-navigated two-channel transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in a paired associative stimulation (PAS) paradigm to activate two cortical regions at different millisecond-level asynchronies. We hypothesized that this would selectively increase (long asynchronies) or decrease (short asynchronies) effective connectivity between the stimulated areas via spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP). To observe the connectivity changes, we used short-latency (onset at 5 ms) TMS-evoked electroencephalography (EEG) evoked potentials with source analysis. The results supported the hypothesis, as effective connectivity between the stimulated cortical areas increased or decreased as a function of the TMS asynchrony in a manner consistent with STDP mechanisms. In conclusion, PAS allow non-invasive manipulation of brain interregional connectivity in humans, therefore laying the foundation for network-level multi-channel brain stimulation therapies.

    Coffee and cookies will be served. Please RSVP using the link below, as seating is limited. 

    Organized by the EEG Core Initiative, Brown University. Co-sponsored by the VA CfNN and the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

  • Good Medicine: Creating inclusive environments for learning

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: 275 Cost: Free
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    Creating diverse and equitable clinical learning environments is a priority for medical educators and a mandate of the LCME and the ACGME. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be presented with data which illustrate how the culture of academic medicine can be isolating for learners who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM). Participants will engage in a privilege walk and then participate in activities designed to skill-build around supporting all learners and creating inclusive learning environments.

    This session will demonstrate the application of learning principles and will focus on the Core areas of Clinical Teaching & Inclusive Teaching.

    5:00pm Registration & Refreshments

    5:30pm Workshop

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  • Aging & Dementia Research Presentation- “Mind-Body Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment” Geoffrey Tremont, PhD

    Location: Rhode Island Hospital Room: APC Building, 1st floor, room 133 Cost: Free
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    Aging and Dementia Research Presentation

     Sponsored by: The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

    In Association with:

    The Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center

     Mind-Body Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Geoffrey Tremont, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    January 29, 2019

    1 to 2 PM

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) Building

    Leone Conference 1st floor, Room 133

  • Adaptation in Information Search and Decision-Making Under Time Pressure

    Location: Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School) Room: 160 Cost: Free
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    Adaptation in Information Search and Decision-Making Under Time Pressure

    Dr. Anita Crescenzi

     

    In this talk, Dr. Crescenzi will summarize several studies that have investigated the effects of time limits and time pressure on search and decision-making behaviors. Dr. Crescenzi found evidence of different types of adaptation under time pressure from analysis of traces of users’ interactions with search systems, participant’s perceptions of their process, and task outcomes. Under time pressure, people may exhibit signs of one or more types of adaptation: they may adapt the search process (e.g., decide not to search, search more shallowly), adjust the search outcome (e.g., look at fewer pages of information), or adjust the decision outcome (e.g., make a less specific recommendation). The context in which the search and decision-making takes place influences the types of adaptation that are observed and even possible. Dr. Crescenzi will finish the talk by applying the findings to a clinical decision-making context.

    BIO: Anita Crescenzi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Anita received her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science in 2019. Her research interests include interactive information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and decision-making. She seeks to 1) understand how people use search systems to seek information to use in support of their broader goals, 2) design and evaluate novel search interaction features to better support learning, problem-solving, and decision-making, and 3) develop better measures of search behavior and learning during search. She has published her research at SIGIR, CHIIR, ICTIR, and ASIST. She also has eight years of industry and medical library experience in user experience design, usability evaluation, user research, and applications development. As the head of the applications development group, she led the design, development, and evaluation of the UNC Health Sciences Library website with over 1 million annual visits serving more than 10,000 health affairs faculty, staff, and students; 5,000 residents and staff of UNC Hospitals; and 2,000 clinical preceptors.