Biology of Developmental Disabilities in Children

Cold Spring Harbor, June 28 - July 3, 2002


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Instructors: BJ Casey and Yuko Munakata

This course will explore basic developmental principles of the brain and behavior and their application to understanding the biology of developmental disabilities. Leading developmental neurobiologists, neuroscientists and psychologists will present models of typical and atypical brain development. Students will be exposed to a wide spectrum of methods currently being used in developmental science including neuroimaging, computational modeling, and animal models.

All lectures and workshops will take place at the Conference Center. This course is limited to 20 international fellows and targeted for upper graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in psychology, neuroscience, and related disciplines. Substantial scholarship support for this course is being generously provided by the John Merck Fund. Applicants must apply for this funding as directed on the Cold Spring Harbor site.

Readings
Relevant papers from the speakers are available for downloading below. Additional relevant readings can be found in the special issue of Developmental Psychobiology, which resulted from the course last year.

Schedule
Thursday, June 27th
6:00 Barbeque at Banbury Center: Cabana near Waterfront

Friday, June 28th
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House (Coffee & water available at Conference Center)
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:15 Break
10:30 Vocal learning and neuronal replacement in the songbird- Fernando Nottebohm, Rockefeller. PAPER
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain -
Elizabeth Gould, Princeton. PAPER
5:30 Dinner at CSH
7:30 Student Posters at Conference Center

Saturday, June 29th
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House (Coffee & water available at Conference Center)
9:00 Basic Principles & Acquisition of MRI and DTI -
David Kennedy, MGH/MIT. PAPERS
10:30 Basic Principles & Acquisition of fMRI - Matthew Davidson, Sackler Institute. PAPER
11:30 Basic Principles & Acquisition of EEG/ERP -
Michael Worden, Sackler Institute. PAPER
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Hands on Workshop on DTI analysis - Richard Watts, Weill Medical College of Cornell. REFERENCES
3:30 Hands on Workshop on FMRI analysis - Matthew Davidson, Sackler Institute
4:30 Hands-on Workshops on EEG/ERP analysis - Michael Worden, Sackler Institute
5:30 Barbeque at Waterfront

Sunday, June 30th
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House
Morning free to work on debate, one-on-one workshops, hiking, swimming, etc.
12:30 Box lunches available at Conference Center
2:30 Plasticity and Reorganization of Language - Elizabeth Bates, UCSD. PAPERS
5:30 Order-in Dinner at Waterfront
7:00 Development and Plasticity of Reading and Speech - Bruce McCandliss, Sackler Institute. PAPER

Monday, July 1st
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House (Coffee & water available at Conference Center)
9:00 Development and Disruption of Prefrontal Cortex - David Lewis, U. of Pittsburgh. PAPERS
10:30 Development of Frontostriatal Circuitry and Cognitive Control - BJ Casey, Sackler Institute. PAPER
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Computational Modeling Workshop - Yuko Munakata, U of Denver and U of Colorado, Boulder. PAPER
5:30 Dinner at CSH

Tuesday, July 2nd
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House (Coffee & water available at Conference Center)
8:30 Environmental and Genetic Factors - William Greenough, University of Illinois. PAPERS
10:15 Break
10:45 Impact of Stress on Development and Learning - Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University. PAPER
12:30 Lunch
2:30-4:30 Genetics Workshop - John Fossella, Sackler/Rockefeller. PAPER
6:00 Banquet at Robertson House
7:30 Student Debate

Wednesday, July 3rd
8:00 Breakfast at Robertson House (Coffee & water available at Conference Center)
9:00 Development of the Amygdala Response: Applications of fMRI - Kathleen Thomas, Sackler. PAPER
10:30 Amygdala, Social Behavior and Neurodevelopmental Disorders - David Amaral, UC Davis. PAPERS

12:30 Group Picture and Box lunches for 30
1:00 Evaluations and Adjournment



Cold Spring Harbor's page for our course

Last year's course