The brain is one of our most important organs, yet we know very little about how it develops and functions. In fact, scientists once believed that after childhood the brain was fixed. It turns out that nothing could be further from the truth!
Did you know that every time you learn a new fact or skill you change your brain?
How do early experiences shape our brains—and affect our health and happiness later in life? How do factors such as stress, poverty and drugs shape brain development, and are these changes in our brains passed on to our children? Can we recover from brain injury or disease?
To help us navigate the fascinating world of neuroscience, Dr. Bryan Kolb – one of Canada’s most distinguished brain specialists – joins us in discussion on Sunday, August 5th at 7:30 PM at Beaver Point Hall.
Bryan Kolb is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s program in Child Brain Development. He is the author of seven books and more than 400 scientific articles.
Dr. Kolb’s work has contributed to the search for new treatments for victims of stroke, drug use, brain injury and Alzheimer's disease.
Together with former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Dr. Kolb is now working on a major policy-oriented project. The project is driven by his research into the heritability of changes in gene expression resulting from childhood trauma in First Nations residential schools.
This is a rare opportunity to learn about the latest developments in neuroscience from a world-leading expert. Please join us in discussion with Dr. Bryan Kolb!
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