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Biobehavioral Sciences Faculty and Students Present at 2015 Academic Festival

Biobehavioral Sciences faculty and students presented at the 2015 Academic Festival



Implementation and Research on a School-wide Mindfulness Program in a Bronx School


Mindfulness programs for children have grown dramatically, but research on their impact has been limited to self-report or observations of behavior rather than biologically-based measures. Now a pilot study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at TC is using brain imaging and biomarkers of stress found in saliva, together with parents’ reports, to identify differences in attention, executive function, impulse control and stress in children as young as five, some of whom are engaged in a mindfulness program at school. The session will start with a short film, Aliza and the Mind Jar, showing and describing the mindfulness program at Girls Prep Bronx. The panelists will describe the unique partnership that served as the basis for the research project currently underway at TC, share preliminary data and discuss future directions.

Speakers:
  • Trey Avery (M.S. ’12), Lab Manager, Neurocognition of Language Lab & Doctoral Candidate, TC
  • Karen Froud, Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Education, Biobehavioral Sciences, TC
  • Kelli Love, Full-time Mindfulness Teacher, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary
Watch a Video of the Session Here




Exercise As Medicine

Physical activity and exercise can play a very important role in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in a way that is as or more effective than common medications. Learn more from TC alumni, students, and faculty about how community and clinical interventions to promote physical activity can help keep patients out of the doctor’s office and even build health and resilience.
Grace Dodge Hall, 179

Speakers:
  • Joseph Ciccolo
  • Carol Ewing Garber
  • Kevin Heffernan (M.S. '03)
  • Shirit Kamil-Rosenberg
  • Merle Myerson (Ed.D. '91)
  • Lori-Beth Patsey

Watch a Video of the Session Here

 

(4/22/2015)

News

Research by Karen Froud and Reem Khamis-Dakwar Accepted by American Journal of Speech Language Pathology (AJSLP)

High density EEG study conducted in the Neurocognition of Language Lab adds new evidence to the view that childhood apraxia of speech is a disorder that affects not only motor planning, but also has a phonological component. Published: 5/11/2012 4:54:00 PM

Space Shuttle Enterprise Flyby

Space Shuttle Enterprise Flyby

The space shuttle enterprise flew by Teachers College on April 27. The video was taken from the Neurocognition of Language Lab on the 11th floor of Thorndike Hall. Published: 4/27/2012 9:04:00 PM

26th Arabic Linguistics Symposium

26th Arabic Linguistics Symposium

March 1-3, 2012 Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University An open forum for scholars interested in the application of current linguistic theories and analysis to Arabic. Published: 2/28/2012 11:55:00 AM

Neurocognition of Language Lab Featured In TC Today Article: Backstage at the Human Drama

Neurocognition of Language Lab Featured In TC Today Article: Backstage at the Human Drama

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior. Published 12/16/2011 Published: 1/13/2012 3:45:00 PM

Neurocognition of Language Lab Engaged in Multidisciplinary Research on Prolonged Grief

Neurocognition of Language Lab Engaged in Multidisciplinary Research on Prolonged Grief

The study will recruit adults who have lost a spouse and track them over a 25-month period, during which they will participate in a series of interviews and experimental and neuropsychological procedures. Published: 11/21/2011 1:42:00 PM