Neuroscience Workshops

Wednesday, December 15 & Friday, December 17, 2010
146 Myron Taylor Hall

Videos

December 15 
Basics of Neuroimaging

Wendy Kates, Director, The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging, SUNY Upstate Medical University
December 15 
Data Processing Analysis

Ioana Coman, Research Scientist, The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging, SUNY Upstate Medical University
December 17 
JDSB Neuroscience Workshop

Barbara Ganzel, Human Development, Cornell University
December 17 
Practical Life in the Imaging Lab

Barbara Ganzel, Human Development, Cornell University

The Judgment and Decision Making Theme Project of the Institute for Social Sciences (ISS) is organizing a series of in-house symposia and talks on various subjects related to judgment and choice. One of the areas of interest for many members of the group is the rapidly emerging work on the neuroscience of judgment and decision making. Many of the speakers we have had over the past year and a half have presented research related to this burgeoning area of research. Cornell is now scheduled to increase its commitment to this area by bringing fMRI research to the Ithaca campus. We are hopeful that the ISS theme project process will help foster the critical examination and use of this important new technology. Toward that end, we have invited a set of speakers from Cornell and the surrounding community who will come to speak to this group on some of the issues associated with neuroscience techniques, focusing on how to conduct neuroimaging research.

Schedule

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 (146 Myron Taylor Hall) 

12:15-1:00 p.m. Optional lunch (RSVP to socialsciences@cornell.edu)
1:00-1:05 p.m. Welcome & introduction: Valerie Reyna, ISS JDSB Team & Human Development, Cornell University
1:05-2:20 p.m. Neuroscience presentation, part 1: Wendy Kates, Director, and Ioana Coman, Research Scientist, of The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging at SUNY Upstate Medical University
2:20-2:40 p.m. Break
2:40-4:00 p.m. Neuroscience presentation, part 2: Wendy Kates, Director, and Ioana Coman, Research Scientist, of The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Friday, December 17, 2010 (146 Myron Taylor Hall) 
10:00-10:05 a.m. Welcome & introduction: Valerie Reyna, ISS JDSB Team & Human Development, Cornell University
10:05 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Neuroscience presentation, part 1: Barbara Ganzel, Human Development, Cornell University
11:20-11:40 a.m. Break
11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Neuroscience presentation, part 2: Barbara Ganzel, Human Development, Cornell University
1:00-2:00 p.m. Optional lunch (RSVP to socialsciences@cornell.edu)

Speakers

Speakers for our first workshop are Wendy Kates, Director, and Ioana Coman, Research Scientist, of The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The Center is dedicated to the study of brain development and dysfunction in individuals with genetic, psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders. We use anatomic and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand the ways in which anomalies of brain structure or brain activity can lead to the onset of psychiatric disorder, cognitive dysfunction or social impairments in children, adolescents, and young adults. (Stephanie Ortigue was originally scheduled as the presenter for this workshop but is unable to present due to illness.)

Our second workshop’s speaker is Barbara Ganzel, who studies the effects of stress on the healthy human brain and body from a developmental perspective using the tools of neuroimaging, neuroendocrinology, and genetics.  Because stress and adverse social context are reliably linked to increased anxiety, depression, ill-health, and negative psychosocial outcomes at all ages, this research cuts across the fields of developmental psychology, social neuroscience, and psychosocial stress research. Barbara Ganzel leads the Lifespan Social Neuroscience Lab at Cornell University.

Sponsor & Faculty Organizers

Sponsor: ISS Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Behavior Theme Project 
Cornell faculty organizers & JDSB team members: Valerie Reyna, Human Development; Jeffrey Rachlinski, Law; Ted O’Donoghue, Economics; Valerie Hans, Law; Vivian Zayas, Psychology

Logistics

Workshop location: 146 Myron Taylor Hall (ISS Conference Room)
Accessibility accommodation: socialsciences@cornell.edu
Contact: socialsciences@cornell.edu