The Human Brain:
The Structural Basis for Understanding Human Brain Function and Dysfunction

+++ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE +++ ROME +++ IRCCS SANTA LUCIA +++ Oct. 5-10, 2002 +++

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LECTURES

   General Topics (2002-10-05)
   Brainstem, Cerebellum (2002-10-06)
   Hypothalamus, Thalamus (2002-10-07)
   Basal ganglia (2002-10-08)
   Limbic structures (2002-10-09)
   Cortex (2002-10-10)

General Topics (05.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:20 Opening of the Conference. Levi Montalcini R,
Roma, Italy
09:20 - 10:00 The structural basis for understanding human brain function and dysfunction. Frackowiak RSJ,
London, UK
10:00 - 10:40 Evolutionary and comparative perspectives of the human brain. Striedter GF,
Irvine, USA
10:55 - 11:35 A molecular "Bauplan" of the central nervous system Puelles L,
Murcia, Spain
11:35 - 12:15 Receptors in the human brain. Palacios JM
Barcelona, Spain

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

14:30 - 15:10 In-vivo visualisation of brain structures. Evans AC,
Montreal, Canada
15:10 - 15:50 Population based studies of brain structure and function. Toga AW,
Los Angeles, USA
16:10 - 16:50 Neural plasticity, regeneration and restoration of function. Pascual-Leone A,
Boston, USA
16:50 - 17:30 Noninvasive High Resolution Spatio-Temporal Imaging of Oscillatory Neural Circuits. Valdes-Sosa, P,
Havana, Cuba
17:30 - 18:10 Integration of Brain Structural and Functional Analysis Data Bases and Information Management Systems. Koslow, S.H.,
Bethesda, USA


Brainstem, Cerebellum (06.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 9:45 New approaches to teach functional human brainstem morphology. de Vos RAI & Schröder H
NL &  Germany
09:45 - 10:30 Organisation of brainstem nuclei. Paxinos G,
Sydney, Australia
10:30- 11:15 The human cerebellum. A rat in disguise? Voogd J,
Rotterdam, NL
11:30 - 12:10 Raphe nuclei–The serotonin system. Hornung JP,
Lausanne, CH
12:10 – 12:50 Attention and behavioral flexibility: Function of the noradrenergic locus coeruleus system in monkey. Aston-Jones,
Pennsylvania, USA
12:50 – 13:30 Human cholinergic basal forebrain: Chemoarchitecture, connectivity, chemistry and neurologic disease. Mufson EJ,
Chicago, USA

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 – 15:45 Lower brainstem dys-regulation of autonomic function. Blessing B,
Bedford Park, Australia
15:45 – 16:30 Pathophysiological implications of the structural organization of the excitatory synapse. Di Luca M,
Milano, Italy
16:45 – 17:30 New ideas and experimental observations on the cerebellar contribution to cognition. Petrosini L,
Rome, Italy


Hypothalamus, Thalamus (07.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45 Development of the human hypothalamus. Koutcherov Y,
Sydney, Australia
09:45 - 10:30 Development of the human thalamus. Mai JK,
Duesseldorf, Germany
10:30- 11:15 Hypothalamus. Saper CB,
Boston, USA
11:30 - 12:10 Our (human) thalamus. Percheron G,
Paris, France
12:10 - 12:50 Thalamo-cortical information processing. Villa A,
Grenoble, France
12:50 - 13:30 Single unit recordings in human thalamus. Dostrovsky J,
Boston, USA

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45 Substantia innominata - a major target area for DBS in psychiatric disorders. Sturm V,
Cologne, Germany
15:45 - 16:30 Stereotaxic neurosurgery in the subthalamic nucleus. Benabid AL,,
Grenoble, France
16:45 - 17:30 Lessons from the damaged insula: a neuropsychological study on emotions recognition in stroke patients. Lenzi GL,
Rome, Italy


Basal ganglia (08.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45 Morphogenetic deformation at the thalamo-telencephalic boundary and the lamina affixa myth. Puelles L,
Murcia, Spain
09:45 - 10:30 The neurotransmitters in the development of the human brain. Verney C,
Paris, France
10:30 - 11:15 Basal ganglia. Haber S,
Rochester, USA
11:30 - 12:15 Chemical anatomy of the human striatum in health and disease. Parent A,
Québec, Canada
12:15 - 13:00 Dopaminergic control of brain synaptic plasticity. Calabresi P,
Rome, Italy

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45 Degenerative mechanisms in the basal ganglia and restoration of function. Kordower N,
Chicago, USA


Limbic structures (09.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:45 Development of the human amygdala with special reference to the ganglionic eminence. Ulfig, N,
Rostock, Germany
09:45 - 10:30 Amygdala. DeOlmos J,
Cordoba, Argentina
10:30 - 11:15 The human hippocampal formation. Insausti R,
Albacete, Spain
11:30 - 12:15 Four regions of cingulate cortex and disease vulnerability. Vogt B,
Syracuse, USA
12:15 - 13:00 Emotional motor system. Holstege G,
Groningen, NL

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

15:00 - 15:45 Limbic system anatomy in psychiatric disorders. Rasmussen SA,
Providence, USA
15:45 - 16:30 Structural-functional changes in schizophrenia. Bertolino A,
Bari, Italy


Cortex (10.10.2002)

Evolution, Development, Structure (Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Connectivity) and Functional Integration

09:00 - 09:30 Cortical development. Rakic P,
New Haven, USA
09:30 - 10:00 Olfactory system. Price JL,
St. Louis, USA
10:00- 10:30 Gustatory system. Pritchard T,
ershey, USA
11:00 - 11:30 Somatosensory system and cortex. Kaas JH,
Nashville, USA
11:30 - 12:00 Motor cortex. Matelli M,
Parma, Italy

Imaging, Neurology, Degenerative processes, Pathology

14:00 - 14:30 Visual cortex. Goebel R,
Maastricht, NL
14:30 - 15:00 Human parietal cortex. Zilles K,
Duesseldorf, Germany
15:00 - 15:30 Frontal cortex. Petrides MI,
Montreal, Canada
16:00 - 16:45 Abstraction and concept formation in art and in the brain. Zeki S,
London, GB
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