This is a free drop-in session open to all community members, staff, students and participants of our CCCARE exercise and research programs to meet one of our featured CCCARE researchers and learn about their ongoing work.
Researcher: Aysha Basharat, PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Michael Barnett-Cowan in the Multisensory Brain and Cognition Lab.
Topic: Aysha will be speaking to us about her work examining the effects of a single session of aerobic exercise on sensory integration.
Description: It is well known that regularly participating in aerobic exercise can improve our physical fitness, brain function, and quality of life and recent research has shown that even a single session of exercise can improve cognitive ability. An important function of the brain is to synchronize and associate sensory events in the world around us, but this can become difficult as we age and can lead to an increased risk of falls and speech deficits. Currently, research determining how one can improve the brain’s ability to perceive the order of sensory events is lacking. Her research assesses whether or not a single session of aerobic exercise can impact sensory integration which could potentially provide an easy strategy to improve the quality of life of the aging population.
Please join us for complimentary coffee and light refreshments in TJB 1061 (conference room)!
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