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"Brain Dynamics and Flexible Behaviors," Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory, Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychology, University of Miami

Event Type
Neuroscience Program
Mar 3, 2020   4:00 pm  
Lucina Q. Uddin, University of Miami
Sepideh Sadaghiani
Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

Executive control processes and flexible behaviors rely on the integrity of, and dynamic interactions between, several core brain networks. The right insular cortex is a critical component of a salience network that is thought to mediate interactions between other brain networks involved in externally oriented attention and internally oriented cognition. How these systems reconfigure with development is a critical question for cognitive neuroscience, with implications for neurodevelopmental pathologies affecting brain connectivity. I will describe studies examining how brain network dynamics support flexible behaviors in typical and atypical development, presenting evidence suggesting a unique role for the dorsal anterior insular from studies of meta-analytic connectivity modeling, dynamic functional connectivity, and structural connectivity.

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