This course is based upon a journal article from Computational Biology
, which is available on the US National Library of Medicine website as an open access article at the following link: Get article here
This is an advanced research article which reviews neuropsychology content. As a result, it is both challenging and intellectually stimulating to read. According to the abstract:
Neuroimaging research has largely focused on the identification of associations between brain activation and specific mental functions. Here we show that data mining techniques applied to a large database of neuroimaging results can be used to identify the conceptual structure of mental functions and their mapping to brain systems. This analysis confirms many current ideas regarding the neural organization of cognition, but also provides some new insights into the roles of particular brain systems in mental function. We further show that the same methods can be used to identify the relations between mental disorders.
This article includes a review of clinical research, and if you do not like reading research reviews, you may not like the course material. However, if you are interested in the latest advances in neuro imaging and neuro science, this is a great CE course for you.
This clinical ce course is useful for psychologists, social workers and professional counselors who have interest in brain structures and their relationship to mental illness and mental functions.
This course is appropriate for advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge of brain mapping and the relationship between brain strucutures and mental functions.
Authors: Poldrack, Mumford, Schonberg, Kalar, Barman, et al.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding brain activation and mental functions. Specifically, a professional will:
• Identify the conceptual structure of mental function
• Describe the mapping of mental functions to brain systems
• Distinguish the role of brain systems in mental function
Citation: Poldrack RA, Mumford JA, Schonberg T, Kalar D, Barman B, et al. (2012) Discovering Relations Between Mind, Brain, and Mental Disorders Using Topic
Mapping. PLoS Comput Biol 8(10): e1002707. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002707