Frontal Lobes: Assessment of Executive Functions

Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) Congress 2018
October 26, 2016
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Frontal Lobes: Assessment of Executive Functions

This is the first book to explore one of the most important and rapidly evolving topics in contemporary neuropsychology – the most “human” and recently evolved region of the brain, the frontal lobes.  They are crucial for all high-order functioning and hold the key to our judgment, our social and ethical behaviour, our imagination, indeed, to our “soul.”  In this latest course offered by SACNA, we explore the inner workings fo the  frontal lobes, the associated executive functions, and their place in society. Guided by Elkhonon Goldberg (PhD) in his ground-breaking text, The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World, SACNA’s latest self-study educational initiative is intended to equip the neuropsychologist, or any other individual interested in the neurosciences, with information relevant for the assessment of executive functioning.
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The course will focus on the following areas:

• The architecture of the frontal lobes
• Structure related to function: An exploration of cognitive hierarchies
• Neuropathology related to executive dysfunction and disconnection syndrome
• Lateralisation and individual differences
• Social maturity, control in society, and morality, as related to the frontal lobes
• Neuropharmacology and neuroplasticity in the frontal lobes

This is a self study course based on the  book “The New  Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World” by Elkhonon Goldberg
You are required to order the prescribed book yourself from amazon.co.uk, as an paperback or  an e-book. Allow two weeks for delivery.
Soon after registration you will receive the short-answer questionnaire based on the prescribed book.
You will be required to work through the textbook in your own time and complete the exam questionnaire.
The questionnaires need to be completed independently and scanned and e-mailed to the SACNA office for marking, on or before the final submission date.
“Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., is an author, scientist, educator and clinician, who is 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, and diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology, and he is also Director of the Luria Neuroscience Institute, having been a student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Aleksandr Luria.”
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