#CNBR_Open Seminar

How the brain deals with novelty and uncertainty (EN)

by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

Saturday, 26th of December 2020
17:00-18:30 MSK,
15:00-16:30 CET,
09:00-10:30 EST,
CNBR Skoltech,
Online, EN

The two hemispheres of the brain are characterized by structural, cellular, and biochemical differences which are conserved across multiple species. Such evolutionary asymmetric design continuity suggests the existence of corresponding functional differences exhibiting similar continuity.

Evolution may have "solved" the tension between new learning and preservation of old information, well known in AI design, by separating the two functions: the right hemisphere excels at dealing with cognitive novelty and the left hemisphere at utilizing previously acquired knowledge and routines.

This general principle is applicable across all species capable of learning, and language lateralization is merely its special case in humans.

We will examine the novelty-routinization principle of hemispheric specialization and underlying neural mechanisms in light of neuroimaging, clinical, developmental, and comparative evolutionary evidence.

Time permitting, we will also discuss how this new understanding of hemispheric specialization sheds new light on neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, Tourette syndrome, and the effects of focal brain lesions.

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About Speaker
Elkhonon Goldberg
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg is an author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings, and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Goldberg's scientific interests lie in neuropsychological theory, dynamic aspects of functional cortical organization, frontal lobes, hemispheric specialization, and memory. He is well known for his innovative diagnostic, rehabilitative methods and his work in cognitive enhancement.
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