Brain Awareness Week—March 2008

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Neuroimaging Use in Developmental Disorders

Brain Exhibit

The evening began with a brain exhibit from 5:30 to 6:30 followed by a symposium from 6:30 to 8:30. The exhibit consisted of displays of health human brains and brains damaged by disease such as stroke, meningitis, and brain cancer.

Dr. Robert Ogg and Dr. Mark McManis
Dr. Robert Ogg and Dr. Mark McManis

This program for the general public featureed two presentations on neuroimaging use in developmental disorders. Dr. Mark McManis, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Director of the MEG at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, discussed new views into the brains, what we are learning about causes of developmental disorders. Dr. Robert Ogg, Associate Member of Radiological Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, spoke on what new views into the brain tells us about developmental disorders. Dr. William E. Armstrong, Director of the University of Tennessee Neuroscience Institute, moderated the program.

It was at The Urban Child Institute on Thursday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30.