What happens when a retired teacher, a biochemist, a speech pathologist, an acting professor, a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist share a meal in the CNLM’s Herklotz Conference Center? Many smiles, new friendships and a broadening of understanding about how the brain works. The CNLM’s Evenings to Remember lecture series brings together a group of community members, the Friends of the CNLM who, despite their diverse backgrounds and experiences, all have something in common – a curiosity for how the brain works and an appreciation for the value of brain research. This month’s Evenings to Remember event featured a lecture by Dr. Susanne Jaeggi, Associate Professor in the School of Education and the School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine. In her talk, “Enriching the Brain: A lifespan Approach”, Dr. Jaeggi described some of the studies that her team conducts in the Working Memory and Plasticity Laboratory. Dr. Jaeggi’s research aims to understand working memory throughout the lifespan from its development through adulthood.
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Click here to learn more about Dr. Susanne Jaeggi’s research and to participate in brain research studies. The Working Memory and Plasticity lab is currently recruiting older adults brain research studies. If you are interested in learning more, please email Mr. Austin Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you are between the ages of 65-85 you may be eligible to participate in a study that uses transcranial direct current stimulation in combination with cognitive training.
- The Working Memory and Plasticity Lab is also looking for volunteers that would be available for three 2-hour group sessions during the first week of December to evaluate their strategies for successful aging course.