Carrick Institute

Cognition and intelligence is something many people take for granted. Both cognition and intelligence are complex neurophysiological processes which involve multiple regions and networks in the brain. Cognition may be categorized into various different forms including some which are conscious, and others which are unconscious. Understanding the relationship between cognition, intelligence and brain function allows clinicians to better diagnose and treat a variety of conditions in order to improve human functionality.

In this lecture we will discuss both the history of cognitive neuroscience through the future of cognitive neuroscience. We will discuss cognitive and intelligence dysfunction in individuals of all ages, and appropriate examination procedures for specific cognitive functions at bedside. A discussion on an updated evidence-based model of left/right brain differences in cognitive/behavior preferences will also be discussed. Finally a thorough discussion on intelligence and IQ and its relation to brain function, its relation to genetics vs environmental factors, and its impact on society will be discussed.Ā Once completed, learners should have a thorough understanding ofĀ theĀ basic principles and tests in cognitive neuroscience.Ā 

Topics Covered

  • The History of Cognition
  • The Frontal Lobes
  • The Parietal Lobes
  • The Occipital Lobes
  • The Temporal Lobes
  • The Prefrontal Cortex
  • Brain Laterality
  • Functional Specialization and Network Connectivity
  • Large Scale Network Abnormalities in Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Brain Hemisphericity in 2020
  • Left vs Right Brain Testing Based on the Literature
  • The Cerebellumā€™s Role In Cognition
  • The Brainā€™s Binding Problem
  • Sensory Motor Processing In Cognition
  • What is Executive Function
  • Memory Systems Explained
  • Understanding Language
  • Understanding Intelligence
  • How to Measure Intelligence and IQ
  • Intelligence: Nature vs Nurture Ā 
  • Intelligence Explained Through Neuroimaging
  • Brain Networks and Intelligence
  • Can Neuroscience Boost Intelligence?
  • Future of Neuroscience Research Regarding Intelligence Enhancement
  • Bedside Assessment of Cognition
  • Instruments for Global Assessment of Cognition
  • Problem Oriented Cognitive Assessments
  • Memory Assessments
  • Language Assessments
  • Visuo-Spatial Assessments
  • Executive Function Assessments
  • Understanding the Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Case Reviews


General Tuition: $449

Included in Your Tution

  • 10 hours of training with Dr. David Traster
  • LIFETIME access to the digital recording of the class
  • Any future updates to the course videos or other materials
  • 10 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) with each module
  • Access to the flipped classroom with lifetime updates
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

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Neurology Primer: Cognition & Intelligence via Online, Self-Paced Learning

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