Kategoriarkiv: Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan

Andrew N. Meltzoff: Neural mirroring mechanism

Publicerat Earlier lectures, Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan

On September 24th, professor Andrew N. Meltzoff gave a lecture in the ”Culture and Health”-series ”Neural mirroring mechanism, imitation and social cognition in infants and young children”. Andrew N. Meltzoff is the Co-Director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. He published a ground-breaking paper in Science 1977, showing that newborn infants can imitate facial and manual… Läs vidare

Robert Zatorre: From Perception to Pleasure: Music and its neural substrates.

Publicerat Earlier lectures, Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan

On April 3rd, professor Robert Zatorrre gave a lecture in the ”Culture and Health”-series ”From Perception to Pleasure: Music and its neural substrates.” Robert Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His research explores the functional and structural organization of the human brain, with special emphasis on two complex and characteristically human abilities: speech… Läs vidare

Fredrik Ullén: How musicianship transforms the brain

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On Wednesday, March 26th, professor Fredrik Ullen gave a lecture for the Culture and Health programe ”How musicianship transforms the brain”. He presented new, exciting data from twin studies, indicating that expertice is not only an effect of training, but that there are substantial heritable effects, both on certain aspects of musical abilities as such, and on motivation for the… Läs vidare

Eric Kandel: Functional Prions and Memory Storage

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On Thursday March 20th the Nobel laureate Eric Kandel gave a talk for the participants on the lecture series ”Culture and Health”. He reviewed his lifelong research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory, and ended up with recent findings in his laboratory that maintenance of memory might involve molecular mechanisms analogous to the propagation of the prion-proteins, responsible for… Läs vidare

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: Embodied brains, social minds, and the emotional, cultural self:

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On Thursday March 6th, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang gave a lecture through videolink for an audience at the Karolinska Institute and its course ”Culture and Health” on the topic ”Embodied Brains, Social Minds, and the Emotional, Cultural Self”. Immordino-Yang told about brain scanner studies of people listening to a story with strong emotional content, either pain-based (feeling compassion) or reward based… Läs vidare

Madeleine Hackney: Dance in treatment of Parkinsons disease

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.On Thursday Jan 30th, a lecture was given in the ”Culture and health”-series by Madeleine Hackney. A former professional dancer, she develops and studies dance classes for treatment of Parkinson´s Disease. In well controlled studies she has shown significant and clinically relevant effects of short intensive training programmes with Argentine Tango She started by pointing out that a major problem… Läs vidare

Torkel Klingberg: Working memory and learning

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Tuesday Nov 19th, Torkel Klingberg gave a lecture on working memory and learning, showing that both genes and different sorts of training influence working memory, and thus learning. Torkel Klingberg is professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. He studies the neural basis for cognitive development during childhood and training-induced plasticity of the brain, especially working memory and attention.  … Läs vidare

Teppo Särkämö: Music in treatment of stroke and dementia

Publicerat Earlier lectures, Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan, Från forskningsfronten

At Wednesday 23 Oct, Teppo Särkämö from Helsinki, gave a very interesting lecture at the ”Culture and Health”-series about music in stroke rehabilitation and treatment of  dementia-patients. In controlled studies, music listening but not literature listening had significant effects after stroke. Both listening to music and singing improved cognitive skills in dementia patients. Teppo Särkämö from Helsinki/Jyväskylä has made groundbreaking… Läs vidare

Gunnar Bjursell: The Cultural Brain

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On Monday Sept 30th, Professor Gunnar Bjursell gave an introductory lecture about the emerging research field where modern neuroscience meet humanities, arts and pedagogics: The cultural brain – Brain plasticity and imprints of culture and environment. It was an overview of the cross scientific research field, and at the same time a presentation of a number of the the researchers… Läs vidare

Var sitter kreativiteten? Jazza och rappa i hjärnscanner!

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På självaste sista april drog professor Charles Limb från John Hopkinssjukhuset i Maryland, USA, nästan fullt hus i stora föreläsningssalen på MTC vid Karolinska Institutet. Han hade nämligen något unikt att berätta: Hur han lagt jazzmusiker och rappare i en magnetröntgenkamera, och identifierat vilka delar av hjärnan som är aktiveras när de går från att spela eller rappa inlärda melodier… Läs vidare

Neuroscience har mycket att säga om lärande!

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Forskningen om nervsystemet har mycket att säga om utbildning och lärande, menade professorn vid Karolinska Institutet Torkel Klingberg, när han pratade på Vetenskapsfestivalen i Göteborg i april 2012. Han berättade där om sina egna studier av skolbarn i Nynäshamn, där han undersökt arbetsminnet, dvs förmågan att hålla olika informationsbitar aktuella under en kort period. Till exempel att kunna minnas instruktioner,… Läs vidare