MINDSET is proud to offer educational courses and seminars to scientific, legal, and medical audiences.
In the scientific arena, MINDSET offers neuroimaging courses focused on data acquisition & analyses for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and established researchers.
In the continuing education arena, MINDSET offers seminars that present cutting-edge issues in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry for legal and medical professionals.
An example of neuroimaging education is the fMRI training course by Drs. Kent Kiehl, Vince Calhoun, and Tor Wager that provides those who are just getting started with fMRI a comprehensive set of tools and software to get started with your own studies, and those who are more advanced will benefit from custom code and supplements to standard analyses developed by the instructors. The course covers Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM8), independent component analyses (ICA) of fMRI data, mediation analysis of fMRI, and statistical nonparametric mapping (SnPM). The course provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of experimental design, image acquisition, image preprocessing, and analysis using the general linear model and ICA.
The fMRI course is offered three times a year. Information regarding course registration, tuition costs, can be found here on the MRN website and is also listed below.
We are happy to design an educational course for any modalities in which MINDSET offers services. These modalities include MRI, fMRI, EEG, MEG, and more. Click here to submit a request for an education seminar.
The Mind Research Network's fMRI Image Acquisition and Analyses Course
The course faculty include:
Kent Kiehl (The Mind Research Network and the University of New Mexico)
Vince Calhoun (The Mind Research Network and the University of New Mexico)
Tor Wager (University of Colorado, Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Institute for Cognitive Science)
The course is unique in that it pairs interactive lectures with hands-on demonstrations and work-through sessions. Each student works on their own laptop. Software will be installed on each student's laptop during the beginning of the course, including Matlab (a trial version), SPM8, the Group ICA of fMRI Toolbox (GIFT), and related SPM toolboxes, including statistical nonparametric mapping (SnPM) and the multi-level mediation fMRI toolbox (M3). In addition, alongside the lectures, participants will be trained to analyze example fMRI data on their laptops using these tools. The course will be small and interactive, with many opportunities to work closely with the faculty. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis; we apologize in advance if we cannot accommodate all who wish to attend, but we will admit as many people as possible given the interactive nature of the course.
Dates and Time:
January 12-14, 2017 from 8:00 am to 6:00pm
The MIND Research Network
Large Conference Room
1101 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
For more information or to register visit:
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Neuroscience and Law CLE
The intersection of neuroscience and the law is one of the fastest growing and most popular topics today in the courtroom and legal education.
In the past decade neuroscience research, as well as psychological research, has made significant contributions to the legal system. The areas of eyewitness memory, false confessions, lineups, etc. (ADD MORE) are based on psychological efforts designed to answer empirical questions about the legal practices, procedures, and precedents. Studies such as these offer insight into the processes upon which the legal system relies, identifies weaknesses and offers suggestions as to how the system might be improved.
Because of the breadth of issues within the neuroscience and law area, many of the subject areas include substance abuse, mental illness awareness, ethics, and other topics that are specialty credits required by different jurisdictions’ MCLE requirements. If your organization is interesting in hosting a CLE seminar, we are happy to work with you to design the content of the seminar and cover particular issues so the seminar is most beneficial to the members of your legal community. Educational seminars can stand-alone or can easily be arranged before or after another event.
Neuroscientist Dr. Kent Kiehl and his colleagues offer a number of half-day or one-day seminars on current issues in neuroscience and the law. Through his work with inmates from prisons and psychiatric hospitals across the country Dr. Kiehl has amassed the world’s largest forensic neuroimaging database. He studies psychopathy, substance abuse, and other major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Dr. Kiehl was a member of the original MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project (http://www.lawneuro.org/history.php) and has given over 50 invited lectures to lawyers and judges including the Second Circuit.
MINDSET is pleased to offer CLE seminars in New Mexico as well as any other state. Out of state seminars will need to be booked a minimum of 4 months in advance so approval from each state’s CLE regulatory board can be acquired prior to the seminar.
Specific topics include but are not limited to:
• Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience for lawyers
• Neuroscience in capital cases: Competency, guilt & mitigation
• Mental illness and the law
• Substance abuse: Science and Treatment
• Adolescent brain development
• Sexual offenders
• Eyewitness memory
• Lie detection
• Pain detection