Dr. Laurie Slifka has authored questions for Hawkes Learning’s course, Introduction to Psychology. Hawkes arranged this webinar for Dr. Slifka to share some of her expertise with our community of Psychology instructors from across the country. At Hawkes, we understand the value of partnering with faculty in order to create and maintain high-quality course materials. We believe that your expert insight is invaluable.
The architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. The brain’s architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual cells known as neurons across the entire brain.
This webinar will provide the learner with an understanding of the architecture of the neuron. We will also discuss the different classes of neurons. Furthermore, the webinar will provide the learner with an understanding of the communication that takes place within individual neurons. Specifically, we will discuss the various stages of an action potential.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Laurie Slifka is research neuropsychologist with specific expertise in health conditions, such as human immunodeficiency virus and early life stress, that primarily impact brain structures deep beneath the surface of the cerebral cortex. A majority of her research studies incorporate neuropsychological tests and structural neuroimaging. She has also developed research protocols and statistical analysis plans, designed neuropsychological batteries, and created databases for integration of clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological data.
She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for her work investigating brain integrity in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus. Additionally, Dr. Slifka has contributed to numerous peer review publications and presented work at international conferences. She currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several peer review journals, including Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Behavioural Brain Research, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, and Neurobiology of Aging. Dr. Slifka has a passion for teaching and utilizes her abundant training and research experiences to inform and greatly enrich her teaching and mentoring practices.