December 2018

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“How International, Transnational, and Global History Conquered the World”

“How International, Transnational, and Global History Conquered the World”

November 30, 2018 to December 01, 2018
9AM - 5PM

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Heyman Center

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9AM - 5PM
 
 
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New Books in the Arts & Sciences Celebrating Recent Work by Brinkley Messick

New Books in the Arts & Sciences Celebrating Recent Work by Brinkley Messick

December 05, 2018
4:15 PM

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2nd Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

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4:15 PM
 
Cognition & Decision Seminar Series - "Faces: A Window into Cognition" - Speaker: Angela Yu

Cognition & Decision Seminar Series - "Faces: A Window into Cognition" - Speaker: Angela Yu

December 06, 2018
4:15pm-5:30pm

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Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th Floor Lecture Hall

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Cognition & Decision Seminar Series
Speaker: Angela Yu (University of California, San Diego)
Title: "Faces: A Window into Cognition"
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:15pm-5:30pm
Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th Floor Lecture Hall (Directions: https://manhattanville.columbia.edu/map)
RSVP HERE (All attendees must register using the sign-up link in order to gain access to the Greene Science Center.)
4:15pm-5:30pm
 
Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Cognitive and Brain Development

Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Cognitive and Brain Development

December 06, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 PM

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Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room C03

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THE COLUMBIA POPULATION RESEARCH CENTER PRESENTS
Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Cognitive and Brain Development
 
Kimberly Noble
Kimberly Noble
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Thursday, December 6
12:30 - 1:30 PM
 
Columbia University School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room C03
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Abstract

Socioeconomic disparities in childhood are associated with remarkable differences in cognitive and socio-emotional development during a time when dramatic changes are occurring in the brain. Recent work has focused on understanding the neurobiological pathways through which socioeconomic factors shape development. Behavioral evidence suggests that language, memory, social-emotional skills, and executive functions exhibit relatively large differences across socioeconomic lines, and more recent work has found differences in socioeconomic differences in brain structure in the very regions that support these skills. It is likely that socioeconomic factors operate via multiple mechanisms to explain the development of different neural circuits. A theoretical model will be presented whereby differences in the home language environment and family stress likely impact particular brain systems, which in turn support distinct neurocognitive skills. Evidence for the model, as well as ongoing and future work testing aspects of the model, will be discussed. Finally, the question of interventions will be addressed, along with an overview the first clinical trial of poverty reduction in early childhood.
 

Bio

Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a neuroscientist and board-certified pediatrician, she directs the Neurocognition, Early Experience and Development (NEED) lab where she and her team study how socioeconomic inequality relates to in children's cognitive and brain development.  Her work examines socioeconomic disparities in cognitive development, as well as brain structure and function, across infancy, childhood and adolescence. With funding from NIH and a consortium of foundations, she and a multidisciplinary team from around the country recently launched the first clinical trial of poverty reduction to assess the causal impact of income on children’s cognitive, emotional and brain development in the first three years of life. Dr. Noble received her undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, completed postdoctoral training at the Sackler Institute of Developmental Psychobiology of Weill Cornell Medical College, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center / Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York - Presbyterian. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and was awarded the 2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Her work linking family income to brain structure across childhood and adolescence has received worldwide attention in the popular press.
 
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Videoconference is available at: 
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, Room 460
12:30 - 1:30 PM
 
 
 
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