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January 18, 2022

SCIENCE & ART OF CHANGING YOUR BRAIN - Session 1

A Collaboration Between Maplewood Senior Living & Drexel University, School of Education

VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL SERIES PRESENTED BY: Dr. Kristen Betts, Drexel University, School of Education

You are invited to a 4-week series to discuss current and emerging research about the brain, mind, and memory. We will share research on neuroplasticity that shows how the brain physically changes over a lifetime through experience, learning, injury, and disease. Each week will focus on key topics related to brain function and health. You will learn how to identify protective factors and control risk factors to preserve cognitive abilities. We will also cover important research on the connection between memory and metacognition, stress, sleep, nutrition, exercise, and community. Throughout the four weeks, you will engage in individual/group activities, test your knowledge on prevalent neuromyths, and learn strategies you can immediately apply to support cognitive flexibility, mindfulness, and a healthy brain.

TUESDAYS AT 1:00 PM EST

JANUARY 18TH - Neuromyths & Neuroplasticity: Navigating the Brain, Mind, and Health Connection
JANUARY 25TH - Neurodiversity, Memory & Risk/Protective Factors Related to Brain Function
FEBRUARY 1ST - Attention, Cognitive Load & Consolidation: Increasing Memory Through Attention, Practice & Sleep
FEBRUARY 8TH - Mindfulness & Cognitive Flexibility: Transforming Your Mind, Brain & Life

About the Presenter:
Dr. Kristen Betts is a Clinical Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. She has over 20 years of experience and leadership in higher education and online learning. Her research focus is on Mind, Brain, and Education science, assessment, curriculum design, and lifelong learning.


Date:

January 18, 2022


Time:

1:00 PM EST

Venue:

Virtual Event

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