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25th Cognitive Neuroscience Congress, will be organized around the theme “Scientific gathering to unleash the new horizons in neurocognitive study”
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Cognitive Psychology is the scientific study of mind as information processor. It involves the study of all the things that go on inside your brain. Knowing more about how people think and process the data not only help researchers to gain deeper understanding of how the human brain works, but it allows psychologists to develop new ways of serving people dealing with cognitive psychological difficulties. Cognitive psychology has also improved our understanding of how people form, store, process and recall the memories. Meanwhile the emphasis of psychology shifted away from the study of conditioned behavior and psychoanalytical notions about the study of the mind, towards the understanding of human information processing, using laboratory investigation. Cognitive approach believes that internal mental behavior can be scientifically studied using experiments. Cognitive psychology assumes that a mediation process occurs between stimulus (input) and response (output). Computer analogy is also proved to be very useful in case of cognitive psychology-the use of the computational tools for thinking how the human mind handles information is known as the computer analogy. Essentially, computer codes information, stores information, utilize the acquired information, and produce an output. Such idea of using computer as a tool was adopted by cognitive psychologists as a model of how human thoughts work.
- Track 1-1Mental processes
- Track 1-2Memory processes
- Track 1-3Language processes
- Track 1-4Metacognition
- Track 1-5Abnormal psychology
- Track 1-6Personality psychology
Behavioral psychology is a systematic approach in understanding the behavior of humans and other animals. This sates that all the behaviors are either responses or reflexes to the respective stimuli in the environment, or are the result of individual’s history, especially including reinforcement and punishment. This whole together with the individual’s current state and controlling stimuli decides one’s behavior. The researchers and scientists who study behavioral psychologies are striving to understand why we behave the way we do now. Also scientists are concerned with discovering patterns in the action and behaviors of human and animals with the hope that behavioral psychology can help us to predict how individual will behave to a particular situation.
- Track 2-1Physiological psychology
- Track 2-2Psychopharmacology
- Track 2-3Genetic mechanism
- Track 2-4Developmental mechanism
- Track 2-5Genetic research technique
- Track 2-6Linguistics
Computational neuroscience is the study of brain function by the application of computational tools, mathematical approaches and theories in terms of information processing of the structures that make up the nervous system. This not only includes neurology but covers several things in one umbrella like: it incorporates diverse approaches from electrical engineering, computational engineering, and computer science and physics in order to understand how human’s nervous system processes information. Computational neuroscience focuses on describing fully functional and realistic neurons and neural system. Computational neuroscience also possesses potential in aiming towards questions with a wide spectrum. How Axons develop? How dendrites form? How do synapses form? How cognition phenomenon takes place? How sensory motors act?
- Track 3-1Mathematical modeling
- Track 3-2Cognitive ability of nervous system
- Track 3-3Single-neuron modeling
- Track 3-4Axonal patterning
- Track 3-5Synaptic Plasticity
- Track 3-6Sensory processing
Cognitive genomics is the sub branch of genomics related to the cognitive function of brain in which the genes and other non-coding sequences related to the health and neural activity is studied. This makes a relative bridge in between the cognition action study and genetic study to find the mutualistic relationship in between the both. Cognitive genomic study can undoubtedly drive us to our future evolution as a species. Although both cognition (can also be called as brain action) and genetics are full of complications and the brain, genetics and human experience will result in putting forward more complicate aspects than it may now seem. Scientists and researcher’s study towards cognitive genomics will surely help us to reach genetic brain optimization and overcome genetic brain disorders.
- Track 4-1Neuroanatomy
- Track 4-2Comparative genomics
- Track 4-3Evolutionary biology
- Track 4-4Molecular biology
- Track 4-5Neurophysiology
- Track 4-6Evo-geno approach to genome investigation
- Track 4-7Evo-devo approach to genome investigation
- Track 4-8Imaging genomics
Central Nervous System (CNS) is the part of nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system is so named because it consolidates the information that it receives from the respective source, bring together and influence the activity of all parts the body of all multicellular animals except sponges. Cells like neuroglial cells are found in large amount in interneuronal space of the central nervous system. The CNS is protected much well than any other organ in the body. The main line of defense of CNS is the bone of the skull and spinal column that creates physical barrier to injury. Also it has a shock absorbing fluid filled space below the bones that is called syrinx. Unfortunately this protection leads to severe complications if any injury occurs to CNS then the soft tissue of brain and spinal cord swells that causes pressure because of the restricted space. Also it is very complicate to deal with diseases and disorders related to the central nervous system.
- Track 5-1Autonomic nerve
- Track 5-2Progressive autonomic failure
- Track 5-3Encephalopathy
- Track 5-4Myelopathy
- Track 5-5Bipolar disorder
- Track 5-6Meningitis
Neurogenetics is the study of role of genetics in the function and development of the nervous system. This draws aspects from both neuroscience and genetics but particularly it focusses on how the genetic code carried by an organism express its characteristics in terms of neurology. This is very helpful in finding the genetic base of several neural disorders. The genetic behind complex neurological disorders are the source of ongoing research, but the genetic basis of simple diseases and neurological disorders has been accurately pinpointed. One of the most important factors that drag researchers for the study continuation in neurogenetics is greater knowledge of gene loci that represents linkage of genetics to neurological disorders.
- Track 6-1Gene sequencing
- Track 6-2Statistical analysis
- Track 6-3Recombinant DNA
- Track 6-4Animal model assay
- Track 6-5Human research
- Track 6-6Genetic mutation
Cognitive development includes study in neuroscience and psychology which is concerned with child’s development in terms of perceptual skill, conceptual resources and several other aspects of developed adult brain. From the point of view with respect to the adult, cognitive development can also be called as intellectual development. Earlier it was believed that infants are remained without cognition until they learned language, but soon after cognitive development study it was proved that infants are aware about the surroundings and explore since birth. Cognition development depends on cognition which itself is an action of learning. Cognition phenomenon varies person by person because of factors like: how person receives, thinks process and gains understanding of world by their own interaction towards it.
- Track 7-1Stages of cognitive development
- Track 7-2Visual perceptions
- Track 7-3Language acquisition
- Track 7-4Bilingualism
- Track 7-5Whorf’s hypothesis
- Track 7-6Piaget’s theory
Neuroimaging is a technique which is used to image the structure and function of the central nervous system. Furthermore it can also be used to study the pharmacology of the nervous system. Neuroradiologists deals with the diagnosis of gross intracranial disease, structure of nervous system and injury. This provides a similar way to reach to working of human central nervous system. Functional imaging which is one of the type of neuroimaging, used to diagnose metabolic disease, injury and intracranial disease. All the research in this emerging field is ultimately directed towards the empirical benefits for patients and society in general. It is also very preferable to be used in study of neurodegenerative diseases, stroke and chronic pain.
- Track 8-1Structural imaging
- Track 8-2Functional imaging
- Track 8-3Computed axial tomography
- Track 8-4Diffuse optical imaging
- Track 8-5Magnetoencephalography
- Track 8-6Event-related optical signal
- Track 8-7Neurotransmitters
Mirror neurons are that class of neuron which only fires when an animal or human acts and when they observes the same action performed by another. It is named so because the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other. Such neurons are primarily observed in primate species, though they are also found in humans but birds have been found possessing imitative behaviors and neurological evidences also suggests the presence of some form of mirroring system. Some researchers in neuroscience consider that this mirror system provides the physiological mechanism for the coupling of action. Also mirror neurons may be important for understanding the actions and thoughts of other people for learning new and unique skills by imitation.
- Track 9-1Imitative resonance behaviors
- Track 9-2Motor mimicry
- Track 9-3Autism
- Track 9-4Sleep paralysis
- Track 9-5Automatic imitation
- Track 9-6Theory of mind skills
- Track 9-7Functional neuroimaging
Any disorder related to nervous system comes under the category of neurological disorders. Although both brain and spinal cord are surrounded by tough membranes, by bones of skull and spinal vertebrae and also isolated by the blood-brain barrier. Involvement for neurological disorders includes preventative measure such as lifestyle changes, physiotherapy, operations, medication and neurorehabilitation. Neurological problem’s specific causes vary but genetic disorders, infections, congenital abnormalities and brain injury including malnutrition, spinal cord or nerve injury. Millions of people are affected by neurological disorders; more than 6 million people die each year because of stroke, over 80% of these deaths takes place in developed and developing countries.
- Track 10-1Paralysis
- Track 10-2Congenital abnormalities
- Track 10-3Autoimmune disorders
- Track 10-4Lysosomal storage disease
- Track 10-5Loss of seizures
- Track 10-6Altered level of consciousness
- Track 10-7Delirium and dementia
Loss of intellectual functions such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning occurs in cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive function is also known as brain fog. The people suffering from the same loses concentration power and face trouble with verbal recall. According Marshall Pathogenesis, microbes are the causative agents for cognitive dysfunction. Moreover diseases like Alzheimer’s disease are the severe forms of cognitive dysfunction. For elderly cancer patients cognitive dysfunction has many applications. A patient suffering from this needs special hospitality and special care planning than that of normal patients. Not all patients suffering from cognitive dysfunction in depression, and not all people with depression suffers from cognitive function.
- Track 11-1Aging immune cells
- Track 11-2Functional decline
- Track 11-3Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Track 11-4Marshall protocol
- Track 11-5Single photon emission computed tomography
- Track 11-6Neuroendocrine imbalance
- Track 11-7Glial cell abnormalities
Geriatric neurology is the branch of medicine, deals with the study of neurologic disorders occurring in elderly. Geriatrics is concerned with treating and diagnosing illness that occurs in adults, usually over the age of 60. Accurate diagnosis of neurological disorders in older adults can be difficult because the signs of disease may mimic normal signs of aging. Patients frequently have more than a neurologic disease which makes it more difficult to find the best treatment in that case. Aging also brings slight memory loss which is normal until and unless it intervenes daily activities. Memory loss range from treatable conditions such as depression, vitamin B12 deficiency, to more severe dementia and sleep disorders.
- Track 12-1Neurodegenerative changes
- Track 12-2Aging brain
- Track 12-3Gait disorder
- Track 12-4Numbness
- Track 12-5Vitamin deficiency
- Track 12-6Repeating tasks
Cognitive neural network is complex network architecture with group of several neurons underling cognition. This also involves study of thought pattern recognition, information processing, data collection and feedback mechanism. This study is used to explain the artificial intelligence hypothesis which is an electronic mimic along with computational tool application of the human neural network system (Central Nervous System). The original goal of the Artificial Neural Network was to come up with the solution of a problem in the way human brain would. The main component of this system is central executive, is a supervising system which regulates the other components of working memory.
- Track 13-1Machine learning
- Track 13-2Cognitive computing
- Track 13-3Information processing theory
- Track 13-4Pattern recognition
- Track 13-5Feed forward network
- Track 13-6Feedback network
Electrophysiology is the field of study that deals with the electrical properties and activities of biological cells and tissues. It helps in studying the generation of the electrical signals and their effect on the body. EPS is the test that is carried to understand the nature of abnormal heart rhythms, known as arrhythmias. The other aspects of electrophysiology are implanting cardiac devices to regulate the heartbeat. Also electrical signal in the retina is a pre-installed property of nervous system which remains electrically active at all times and the standard of activity alters with excitation. Ophthalmologist drops light on retina to excite the retina, number of responses can be stimulated from different layers of retina with then are recorded and observed.
- Track 14-1Action potential activity
- Track 14-2Electrodiagnosis
- Track 14-3Electrophysiologic retinal testing
- Track 14-4 Intracellular recording
- Track 14-5 Extracellular recording
- Track 14-6 Electroencephalography
- Track 14-7Intracardiac electrogram
Cognitive health refers to the health of the brain and its function wholly and solely. This deal with several types of functions such as; memory, judgment, intuition. In short if cognitive disorders are there, it can take many forms. One of the common cognitive health related problem is decrease in mental function, dementia, which generally develops in later phase of life. Cognitive health decline naturally occurs while aging but it is age independent and can be found in any age group. Even, other health problems that are not age related also fall under the umbrella of cognitive issues. Like; depression is not necessarily age- related, same with brain injury or vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Track 15-1Motor function
- Track 15-2Partial insomnia
- Track 15-3Drug overdose
- Track 15-4Stroke
- Track 15-5Sensory function
As such there are no proper cures for neurocognitive disorder or the disease that cause it. Though several drugs like antidepressants, antipsychotics and others that treat memory loss and other behavioral symptoms, may help to treat the disease. But these are not proper solutions, instead they just suppresses the symptoms and their effects. Newly developed mental exercise such as “computerized brain training programs” can help to maintain target specific regions of the brain. Diseases like amnesia if caused by underlying cause like; infections, the cause may be diagnosed but not amnesia. Majorly diseases related to cognition if are mild can be diagnosed by several approaches instead of medication only.
- Track 16-1Fluoroscopy
- Track 16-2Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
- Track 16-3Computed tomography
- Track 16-4Discography
- Track 16-5Evoked potential