In the #1 installment of the Neuroergonomics Conference webinar series, we are pleased to host the launch of a new journal, Frontiers in Neuroergonomics. We invite the field editors and section editors of this new journal to share with us the opportunities for communicating your research. Besides this, we have the honor of hosting Prof. Art Kramer who will give a keynote lecture on “Implications of Physical Activity and Exercise on Cognitive and Brain Health.”. This will be a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and to find out ways to contribute to our rapidly growing community. See you there!!!
Date: Oct 27, 2020
Start: 10:30 (EST); 15:30 (CET); 22.30(CST)
End: 13:30 (EST); 18:30 (CET); 22.30(CST)
How to participate
This webinar will be held using Zoom Meetings. The link with password will be emailed to all registered attendees, 48 hrs prior to the meeting itself. Registered participants will be informed of any changes to this, leading up to the event itself.
Program (Time in EST)
10:30 am — Meet & Greet
Small breakout rooms to get to make new friends and catch up with old ones.
11:00 am — Welcome remarks
Hasan Ayaz, Waldemar Karwowski, Frederic Dehais
11:15 am — Panel Discussion
“The many facets of Neuroergonomics”
Marom Bikson, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Daniel Callan, Stephen Fairclough, Klaus Gramann, Frank Krueger, Fabien Lotte, Stephene Perrey
11:45 am — Keynote Talk
“Implications of Physical Activity and Exercise on Cognitive and Brain Health”
12:45 hrs — Happy Hour
Link to Gather Town for Socializing
About the Keynote
The Influence of Exercise and Physical Activity on Cognitive & Brain Health
The presentation will focus on recent research from our laboratory that has examined the effects of exercise training interventions and physical activity on cognitive and brain health. I will discuss research that has examined changes in brain structure and/or function along with behavioral measures of cognition in interventions lasting from several weeks to 1 year. Study populations will include children, young and middle-aged individuals, and the elderly in addition to a variety of patient groups. Although the focus will be on training to improve cardiorespiratory fitness I will also briefly cover resistance training and well as multi-modal cognitive and exercise training program. Finally, the presentation will identify gaps in the literature and potential solutions.
Speaker: Prof. Arthur F. Kramer (Northeastern University, USA)
Art Kramer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive & Brain Health at Northeastern University. He previously served as Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at Northeastern University. He also previously served as the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and the Swanlund Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois.
He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the University of Illinois. Professor Kramer’s research projects include topics in Aging, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Human Factors.