The Science of the Aging Brain
When: Thursday November 1, 2012 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Though misplacing keys and forgetting names are common occurrences, such lapses in memory can frighten older adults. Neuroscience, however, is exploding with promising research that may allay fears about the aging brain. Learn how Berkeley researchers are using cutting-edge tools and techniques to investigate the impact of aging on memory, attention, and other cognitive functions. Then find out about promising studies that could guide efforts toward developing effective therapies for cognitive deficits associated with both healthy aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Speakers: Mark D’Esposito, M.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, and William Jagust, M.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health