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Brain Sciences UNSW symposium Brain Plasticity – the Adaptable Brain

September 8, 2011

* SYDNEY   

Harnessing the brain’s capacity to adapt and regenerate

  • 8 September 2011

Professor Phil Mitchell, symposium convener and head of UNSW’s School of Psychiatry, says “Neuroplasticity is now one of the most exciting areas of neuroscience internationally and research is telling us that the brain has much more capacity for regeneration and adaptation than we once thought,”
“This means there’s enormous potential for us to one day be able to prevent and treat major problems like dementia and other serious brain disorders such as schizophrenia.”

Brain Sciences UNSW symposium Brain Plasticity – the Adaptable Brain will bring together experts from the United States and Australia to present the latest evidence in the field.

Jullian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, will open the symposium.

Dr Henriette van Praag is the keynote speaker. Dr van Praag is the head of the Neuroplasticity and Behaviour Unit at the National Institute on Aging in the United States, and a world expert on the effects of physical exercise on the brain.

Other speakers: Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert (UNSW/NeurA); Professor Ian Hickie (USyd); Professor Peter Schofield (NeurA); Professor Paul Fitzgerald (Monash); Professor Andrew Lawrence (Howard Florey Institute); Dr Michael Valenzuela (UNSW), Prof Margaret Morris (UNSW); Prof Ehsan Arabzadeh (UNSW).
 
Brain Sciences UNSW symposium Brain Plasticity – the Adaptable Brain
Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW

For the program and full speakers’ list go to Brain Sciences UNSW

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