Public Invited to ‘The Brain: An Owner’s Guide’
Different Lecture Planned Each Week at Center for BrainHealth
Jan. 18, 2008
The Center for BrainHealth will bring back its public lecture series in February with insights on aging creatively, ADHD treatment and the mental benefits of exercise.
“The Brain: An Owner’s Guide” will feature different presentations from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. every Tuesday of the month. The series is sponsored by The Container Store.
This year’s topics are:
• Feb. 5 — The Mature Mind: Creativity and Aging by Dr. Gene Cohen. Research on aging has identified a number of positive changes in the second half of life that set the stage for psychological growth and creative expression. The result is that we now recognize positive developments among middle-age and older adults that occur not despite aging, but because of aging. Prepare to witness the dismantling of a number of long-held negative myths and stereotypes.
• Feb. 12 — Get SMART: New Hope for ADHD by Dr. Sandra B. Chapman, Dr. Jacquelyn F. Gamino and Dr. Mandy Maguire. Although medication can help children with ADHD attend classes, many still struggle with learning. BrainHealth has developed an innovative way to assess strategic learning abilities, which are directly tied to classroom performance in ADHD. An early study illustrates the benefits of treatment to brain and behavior. Join us to learn about strategic learning and what the Center for BrainHealth is doing to help children with ADHD.
• Feb. 19 — Get Physical: Brain Health Benefits from Exercise by Dr. Benjamin Levine. Everyone knows that exercise is "good for your heart;" but did you also know that it is "good for your brain?" Both animal and human studies show that exercise improves memory and learning, and may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how to stay fit and vigorous from bottom to top.
• Feb. 26 — Ask the Doc: Are You Brain Smart? by Dr. John Hart. How much do you really know about your brain? Join us as Dr. Hart describes current updates on what’s good and bad for your brain, so that you can be brain smart in your daily life. Bring your questions.
All lectures are at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. The cost is $25 per person, $40 for couples or $75 for a ticket to all four talks.