Cherine Fahim - The brain-behaviour relationship in early life trauma

Thu Jun 27, 2019
Dr. Cherine Fahim gave a keynote at the Early Developmental Ruptures and Nurturing Resilience conference organised by the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Webster University Geneva on the 4th of May 2019. Dr. Fahim spoke about the ways in which genetic and epigenetic factors impact the interaction cognitive, emotional and neural systems in the case of early developmental trauma. She argued that the brain-behaviour relationship is dynamic and amenable to change during critical periods of ‘synaptic pruning’.About the speaker: Dr. Cherine FAHIM received her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurological Sciences University of Montréal in 2005 followed by a post-doctoral fellowship from the McGill University Montreal Neurological Institute in 2009. Dr. Fahim started discovering the relationship brain-behavior at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in the psychology department, then continued her discoveries within the New York University department of neuroscience and Columbia University New York state psychiatric institute United States of