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DLS - 1/9/18 Daypass - Brain Aging and What You Can Do About It
Thad Polk is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computer Science and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Polk’s research uses functional imaging of the human brain to investigate the neural architecture underlying cognition and how that architecture is influenced by age, by experience, and by genetics. He has lectured extensively on topics related to the human brain, including producing two courses for The Great Courses series. He was also named to the Princeton Review list of the best 300 professors in the U.S. Aging is associated with subtle declines in some cognitive function, but not others. As we age, we become a little more forgetful, we get distracted more easily, and we can’t process information quite as quickly. At the same time, world knowledge, emotional processing and what’s sometimes called wisdom tend to remain stable and may even improve with age. Why is that? This talk will answer that question by explaining what happens to our brains as we age, as well as discussing some scientifically verified approaches that can help our brains age more gracefully.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 01/09/2018
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Polk Thad
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED