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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience: January 28, 2021

Damien Fair

Damien Fair

Redleaf Endowed Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Professor, Institute of Child Development, College of Education and Human Development

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School

University of Minnesota

Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Time: 1:00pm

Place: https://bit.ly/2KqwswK

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data

Abstract: The field of Cognitive Neuroscience and, in particular, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience continues to evolve. New concepts and new technologies, but also new challenges and new pitfalls have emerged in the field.  On one hand, these growing pains have highlighted the promise of the work for understanding complex human brain function and its translational potential; but, on the other hand, it has led to frustratingly slow progress. Current modern-day approaches toward characterizing correspondence of complex behavioral phenotypes to networks and systems in the brain requires new sample collection strategies, new study designs, and new analytic strategies – a reality the field has been slow to realize. In the current talk I will highlight some of the pitfalls of the field, as well as, feature new directions that will put the field on more solid footing moving forward.