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In Person Lecture: Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy During Pregnancy

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Damien Fair, Ph.D.

Professor
Institute of Child Development
Department of Pediatrics
Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
University of Minnesota Medical School

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy During Pregnancy

Date: Feb. 9, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

Location: Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Room M203, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Virginia

Virtual attendance:  Join via Zoom.

About this Seminar

Developmental cognitive neuroscience is being pulled in new directions by network science and big data. Brain imaging (e.g. functional MRI, functional connectivity MRI), analytical advances (e.g. graph theory, machine learning), and access to large computing resources have empowered us to collect and process neuro-behavioral data faster and in larger populations than ever before. The translational potential from these advances is unparallelled, as a better understanding of complex human brain function is best grounded in the onset of these functions during human development. However, the maturation of the developmental cognitive neuroscience has seen the emergence of new challenges and pitfalls, which have significantly slowed progress and need to be overcome to maintain momentum. Here Dr. Fair examines the state of developmental cognitive neuroscience in the era of networks and ‘big data’ and highlight the solid footing we can take forward into the future. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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