The Amazing, Changing, Aging Brain by Dr. Allison Sekuler

09/12/2017, 8:00 pm - TO 09/12/2017 - 9:15 pm

Organizer: The Hamilton Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art (HAALSA)

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Free public talk.

The lecture takes place from 8 – 9:30 p.m. in room 1A1 in the Ewart Angus Centre, which is located within the McMaster University Medical Centre on the McMaster University campus at 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton.

Canada is greying faster than in the past, with more people over 65 than under 14 for the first time in our history. Changing demographics will influence every aspect of our lives—from work to travel, recreation and health care—so it is important to understand how the brain changes with age. Dr. Sekuler discusses work by herself and others, showing trade-offs in vision and cognition (as some functions decline, others improve) and that the brain’s incredible flexibility presents opportunities for enhanced brain health as we age.

Dr. Allison Sekuler, a leader in aging and vision research, is Vice-President of Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. She also runs an aging and vision lab in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University.