WRUS to host talk on so­cial me­dia

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CENTREVILLE — Wye River Up­per School is pleased to an­nounce that Dr. Vin­cent Cu­lotta, au­thor and pres­i­dent of Neu­roBe­hav­ioral As­so­ci­ates will make a pre­sen­ta­tion on “So­cial Me­dia and Video Games: A Brain Per­spec­tive” on July 14 and Aug 25. Anne Arun­del Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Divi­sion of Men­tal Health and Sub­stance Abuse is a co-spon­sor for the event.

Cu­lotta will ex­plore the im­pact of so­cial me­dia and video games among chil­dren and teens from a neu­ro­science per­spec­tive. Stud­ies will ex­am­ine data re­gard­ing the use of net­work­ing sites such as Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram, SnapChat, Tum­blr, tex­ting/sex­ting and safety. Cu­lotta will also eval­u­ate a num­ber of peer re­viewed stud­ies ad­dress­ing video game use, func­tional changes in the brain dur­ing video game use, the re­la­tion­ship of video game use to real-life vi­o­lence, is­sues of de­sen­si­ti­za­tion to vi­o­lence and the spe­cific im­pact of gam­ing upon chil­dren and ado­les­cents with ADHD.

Cu­lotta will pro­vide par­ents and health pro­fes­sion­als with rec­om­men­da­tions and re­sources on how to cre­ate a healthy strate­gies for so­cial me­dia and video game use.

This pre­sen­ta­tion is free and open to the pub­lic. It is be­ing of­fered on two dates in two lo­ca­tions. The July 14 pre­sen­ta­tion will be held at 7 p.m. in the Do­or­dan In­sti­tute, lo­cated on the 7th floor of the Belcher Pav­il­ion, Anne Arun­del Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 2000 Med­i­cal Park­way, An­napo­lis. The Aug. 25 pre­sen­ta­tion will be held at 7 p.m. at Wye River Up­per School, 316 S. Com­merce St., Centreville. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired. Visit wyeriverup­per­school.org/tools/speak­erseries to reg­is­ter.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Katie Theeke at 410-758-2922 or katie theeke@wyeriverup­per­school.org.

DR. VINCE CU­LOTTA

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