Barbara Dicker Orations



Barbara Dicker oration


  • Barbara Dicker Oration 2017 - Exploring the links of reward with mania and depression

    10/10/2017 Duración: 55min

    In the 2017 Barbara Dicker Oration Professor Sheri L Johnson, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Berkley, gave us a unique insight into exploring the links of rewards with mania and depression and understanding the relationship between reward pursuit and mood disorders. This Barbara Dicker Oration was held on 11 October 2017.

  • Barbara Dicker Oration 2016 - Memory and dementia

    26/09/2016 Duración: 01h05min

    The fifth annual Barbara Dicker Oration presented by the Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation features a presentation by Dr Michael Rugg from the University of Texas on Memory and Dementia. Memory is one of our most important mental abilities. It allows us to learn from the past, to plan for the future, and to maintain our sense of selfhood. It is also fragile. Memory ability declines in later life even in people free from age-related disease, and it is catastrophically impaired in Alzheimer's Disease, the most common cause of dementia. What we have learned about the brain regions and networks that support memory? How do these differ in their function across the lifespan? How can this knowledge be leveraged to improve the early detection of Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related disorders? This Barbara Dicker Oration was held on 15 September 2016.