- 20 April 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018, 1.00 pM
Auditorium, Level 3, Central Building
The role of cognitive networks in health and disease
Dr James ‘Mac’ Shine,
National Health and Medical Research Council CJ Martin Fellow, The University of Sydney
Dr James ‘Mac’ Shine will describe ongoing work that seeks to understand how highly conserved neuromodulatory neurotransmitter systems impact the network structure of the brain to support cognitive processing, and how those systems may fail in neurodegenerative disease. He will describe a number of recent studies that involve the combination of functional MRI, graph theoretical analyses and computational modeling, each of which is used to explore the relationship between cognition and the flexible network structure of the human brain.
Dr James ‘Mac’ Shine (the University of Sydney) is a National Health and Medical Research Council CJ Martin Fellow, working with Professor Russell Poldrack at Stanford University, and Professor Glenda Halliday at the University of Sydney. He is interested in understanding how information is processed in the brain, and has a particular fascination with the neural mechanisms underlying cognition and attention. Although still relatively early in his career, Dr Shine has already made key contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as freezing of gait and hallucinations.
Hosted by Professor Michael Breakspear, Systems Neuroscience Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute