When the Head's in Trouble: Language, Lesions and Loss
Study of neurological breakdowns due to lesions from benign and malignant brain tumors, epilepsy (w/without lesions), head/neck cancer. Includes fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and head/neck physiology. Explores important diagnostic and research procedures, including cortical stimulation mapping, innovations in radiation therapy, surgery, molecular targeting, imaging, minimizing side effects of treatment, clinical trials. Topics include neurocognitive variation across patients with focus on memory and language, cortical and network abnormalities in criminal psychopathy, oncology and the human papilloma virus, and radiation/surgical treatments for head and neck cancer. One course.