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Grit City Think & Drink: Repairing & Training Your Brain
October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for our monthly Grit City Think & Drink! Free event, food, drink, and you get to learn cool stuff for free.
REPAIRING AND TRAINING YOUR BRAIN: WHAT MATTERS? with Marc Nahmani, UW Tacoma.
When in our lives are our brains most malleable and adaptable – and why? Do we create new brain cells and does that help us improve learning and memory? Can the brain recover from injury? During this talk we’ll dispel some common misconceptions about these topics and we’ll discuss the answers that neurobiological research currently has on offer. We’ll also dive into what we know about growing new brain cells throughout our lives and how many neurons we’re taking out with each delicious beer.
Marc is an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Washington-Tacoma. He is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, following which he lived and worked in Wisconsin and then in Tampico, Mexico. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and most recently finished his postdoctoral work at Brandeis University outside of Boston, MA. His work centers on understanding how anatomical & physiological changes at synaptic connections between specific neurons in our brains might allow for periods of robust brain ‘plasticity’ during development, as well as after injury, neurodegeneration, and disease. Marc and his family (wife, son (7) and daughter (4)) are thrilled to have moved to the Left Coast about two years ago and to be living in Grit City.