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Better Brain, Better Life
Luana Karr | DMTV

 

The better brain workshop presented by Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD.. Photo Luana Karr | DMTV

Better Brain, Better Life. Seems simple enough but so many of us do not make a conscious effort to exercise our brain. Explore the brain’s amazing ability to change throughout a person’s life through the better brain workshop presented by Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD.

Dr. Merzenich is a pioneer in the field of neuroplasticity – the science behind brain fitness, and it has been called one of the most extraordinary scientific discoveries of the 20th century. We were lucky enough to have Dr. Merzenich present a workshop through Community Connections and the Del Mar Television Foundation was happy to participate by archiving this informative workshop.

The Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science; Dr. Michael Merzenich, Professor Emeritus and creator of the Brain Fitness Program software, has published more than 200 articles including many in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature).

What recent research has shown is that under the right circumstances the older brain can grow, too. Although certain brain machinery tends to decline with age, there are steps people can take to tap into plasticity and reinvigorate how our brains function. We just have to “exercise” the brain in the right way. Similarly, people suffering from a variety of cognitive conditions—from schizophrenia to “chemobrain”—may be able to retrain their brains to healthier function. The key—and the challenge—lies in identifying what brain mechanisms to target, and how to exercise them effectively.

Viewers can check out this informative workshop on Del Mar Television, Time Warner Channel 130 or AT&T Channel 99 and scroll down to Del Mar, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. You can also stream it on your computer or tablet.

 

 

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