Public Invited to BrainHealth Lecture Series
Jan. 19, 2009
The UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth’s annual public lecture series will run weekly through February with insights on brain rewiring, the aging brain, sleep and social cognition.
“The Brain: An Owner’s Guide 2009 Lecture Series” 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.
The 2009 topics include:
- Feb. 3 – Healing the Human Brain by Dr. Michael Kilgard. Scientists have known for decades that the human brain has the ability to reorganize itself. In fact, this is how we learn everything we know. Recent discoveries suggest it may soon be possible to help the brain rewire itself to treat neurological and psychiatric diseases. Kilgard will discuss these exciting new possibilities.
- Feb. 10 – STAC Attack: How the Aging Brain Stays Health by Dr. Denise Park. The new “Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition” provides clear guidance for conditions that lead to healthy neural aging. Park will share practical, everyday methods of incorporating new learning and novel experiences to help keep your brain healthy as you age.
- Feb. 17 – Sleep to Get Smart, Sleep to Get Happy by Dr. Matthew Walker. Our mothers taught us that a good night’s sleep is a key ingredient of a productive day. Were they right? Will eight hours of shut-eye make us smarter and happier? Walker will speak on how sleep influences memory, creativity, and emotional well being.
- Feb. 24 – Speaking of the Brain: Emotion, Memory, and Consciousness by Dr. Antonio Damasio. Research has shown that emotions are neural based and play a major role in social cognition and decision making. Damasio will show how biological mechanisms of the brain dictate every emotion, memory and creative spark that we experience throughout our lifetimes.
All lectures are at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Each lecture costs $25 per person or $40 for couples. A $75 pass for all four lectures is also available. Register online or by phone at 972-883-3408 or 972-883-3225.
Registration for the Center for BrainHealth lecture series is available online or by calling (972) 883-3408 or (972) 883-3225.