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Closing School Achievement Gaps Associated with Poverty Using Evidence-Based Computer and Physical Cognitive Training Exercises that Harness the Brains Neuroplastic Potential - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. Location: 2200 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75235 International Reception Hall

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. All lectures are held at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, in the International Reception Hall.

Friday, 2/2/2018 at noon

Bruce Wexler, MD
Professor Emeritis
Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine

Topic is - Closing School Achievement Gaps Associated with Poverty Using Evidence-Based Computer and Physical Cognitive Training Exercises that Harness the Brain’s Neuroplastic Potential

Bruce E. Wexler, M.D. is professor emeritus of psychiatry and senior research scientist at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. In 35 years of neuroscience research, he has advanced the understanding of brain plasticity and been an international leader in developing computer-presented brain exercises to treat cognitive deficits in people with psychiatric illnesses. His patent-pending innovations led to the development of the ACTIVATE™ cognition cross-training program for children and adults. Dr. Wexler graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, studied psychiatry at Anna Freud’s Hampstead Clinic and Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Queen’s Square, London. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and training in psychiatry at Yale. He has received multiple highly prestigious research grants from the National Institute of Health and private foundations, including a Career Scientist Award and a grant for “paradigm changing medical research” from the Director of the NIH. Professor Wexler has published more than 100 scientific papers and articles. His book, Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change (MIT Press), has received international attention. Dr. Wexler has given invited and keynote lectures throughout North America as well as in Europe and Asia.

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required - Register for this event

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http://bbs.utdallas.edu/   http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/

Contact Info:
Teressa Roberson, 214-905-3007
Questions? Email me.

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