Saturday, December 09, 2017
McMaster University Health Sciences Centre
1200 Main St W
Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1
Guest speaker Dr. Allison Sekuler, a leader in aging and vision research, is vice-president of research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. She also runs an aging and vision lab in psychology, neuroscience and behaviour at McMaster University. Canada is greying faster than in the past, with more people over 65 than under 14 for the first time in our history. Changing demographics will influence every aspect of our lives—work, travel, recreation, and health care—so it is important to understand how the brain changes with age. Dr. Sekuler discusses work by herself and others, showing trade-offs in vision and cognition (as some functions decline, others improve) and that the brain’s incredible flexibility presents opportunities for enhanced brain health as we age. For more information: www.haalsa.org.