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Over the past half-century, many myths about the aging brain have been shattered. Researchers have moved away from viewing the brain as an organ of passive deterioration and are realizing that it is capable of remarkable adaptation. Renowned neuroscientist Carol Barnes (University of Arizona) will discuss how memory and the brain change during normal aging, and some of the current thinking about how to optimize brain and mental functions throughout life.
About the speaker
Dr. Carol Barnes is a Regents’ Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, and Director of the Division of Neural Systems, Memory & Aging at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Dr. Barnes is recipient of the 2013 Gerard Prize in Neuroscience and the 2014 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions.