Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind Lecture Series: "The Organization of the Brain Functional Connectome in Adolescence"
Zeus Gracia Tabuenca presents, “The Organization of the Brain Functional Connectome in Adolescence”.
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Speaker: Zeus Gracia Tabuenca, PhD.
Chai Lab, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, The Neuro
Abstract: Adolescence is a critical developmental period with dramatic physical and behavioral changes. Understanding the typical and atypical brain development is a crucial challenge for neuroscience given that many psychiatric disorders arise during this stage. Previous cross-sectional studies have shown an increase in functional segregation along with cognitive specialization, while other studies have reported an increase in the functional integration between brain networks. To elucidate those discrepancies, we worked with a longitudinal sample by exploring trajectories and non-linear trends. Furthermore, we also assessed the implications for puberty, executive functions, and developmental disorders.
Bio: Zeus Gracia Tabuenca did his bachelor's degree in Statistics (University of Zaragoza) and Psychology (Complutense University of Madrid), and his master's and Ph.D. in biomedical science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has been working on longitudinal brain development in childhood and adolescence, particularly, network methods applied to functional connectivity. He recently joined the Chai Lab at The Neuro.
The Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind (VBM) Seminar Series will advance the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.
Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.