May 11, 2023: Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data
Network science and big data pull developmental cognitive neuroscience in new directions. Brain imaging (e.g., functional MRI, functional connectivity MRI), analytical advances (e.g., graph theory, machine learning), and access to significant computing resources have empowered us to collect and process neuro-behavioral data faster and in larger populations than ever before. The translational potential from these advances is unparalleled, as a better understanding of complex human brain function is best grounded in the onset of these functions during human development. However, developmental cognitive neuroscience's maturation has seen new challenges and pitfalls, which have significantly slowed progress and must be overcome to maintain momentum. Here I examine the state of developmental cognitive neuroscience in the era of networks and ‘big data’ and highlight the solid footing we can take into the future.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Recite a brief history of fMRI and functional connectivity MRI
- Understand the concept of sampling variability
- Provide an alternative approach to MRI analysis with small samples
Damien A. Fair, PA-C, PhD
Damien A. Fair, PA-C, PhD
Dr. Fair has been developing and refining ways to examine connectivity in typical and atypical populations for the past ten years. Dr. Fair’s laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain from infancy to late adulthood. Most of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical brain development and brain-behavior associations. Dr. Fair has a strong background in data analysis, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods. The lab is also developing new tools to improve data collection across all ages and minimize costs. These efforts have formed the basis of Dr. Fair’s scientific career. Dr. Fair is also strongly committed to both teaching and public outreach. Dr. Fair has recently been appointed Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Child and Adolescent Brain Health at the University of Minnesota.
As Professor and Co-Director of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Fair builds innovative neuroscience research programs by recruiting, training, and connecting talented, diverse scientists.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.