#5 ADHD: Brain Function and Educational Interventions

Dr. Kastner earned an M.D. degree from the Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf (Germany) and received a Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology from the Georg-August University, Goettingen (Germany) under the mentorship of the late Otto Creutzfeldt. After a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen and an internship in psychiatry, Dr. Kastner joined Leslie Ungerleider’s and Robert Desimone’s lab at the NIMH in Bethesda (1996-2000) before taking on a faculty position at Princeton, where she currently holds the rank of full professor. Dr. Kastner has served as the Scientific Director of Princeton’s neuroimaging facility since 2005. 

January 17, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Little is known about the development of the typical human brain, and even less is known about what can go wrong in the brains of children who have neurodevelopmental challenges such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental coordination disorder (DCD) or developmental dyslexia. Dr. Kastner will share her research at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, which is designed to further our understanding of both typical and atypical brain development – to understand the brains of children who develop normally as well as the brains of children who experience neurodevelopmental challenges.

This seminar will offer a teacher-friendly introduction to cognitive brain functions including attention and selective perception, as well as systems for short- and long-term memory. Dr. Kastner will share what is known about ADHD, with specific tips for students and educators. We’ll also hear about her ground-breaking work including children in the scientific process with Frontiers for Young Minds, see https://kids.frontiersin.org.