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Enhancing Brain Plasticity

April 10, 2012

On Thursday April 19th, 2012, Dr. Max Cynader will be talking about how neuroplasticity can be enhanced.

Dr. Max Cynader, the director of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, is a renowned researcher in the field of neuroscience. His interests in exploring the development and plasticity of the brain, with an emphasis on sensory processes such as vision and audition, has led to enormous contributions to the field with over 200 scholarly publications and key contributions to technological developments within the community. He holds a number of important positions, including the Canada Research Chair in Brain Development, Professor of Opthalmology at UBC, and is principal investigator in Canada‚Äôs Network of Excellence in Stroke. Dr. Cynader is a skilled speaker and has given many presentations to local organizations. A podcast of Dr. Cynader discussing the brain and aging is available for download. Dr. Cynader is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Researcher of the Year award from Life Sciences BC in 2007 and the Order of Canada in 2008. Dr Cynader’s upcoming talk will review his recent work in the area of brain plasticity.

To read more about neuroplasticity, check out the following article in the Times:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580438,00.html

Read more about Dr. Cynader’s thoughts on the brain in an interview with Vancouver Magazine:

http://www.vanmag.com/News_and_Features/QA_Dr_Max_Cynader

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