Brain Awareness Hour: What can animals teach us about the aging brain?
November 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Free
Explore the wonders of the nervous system during Brain Awareness Hour.
The International Museum of Art & Science is partnering with the RGV Society for Neuroscience Chapter to offer online presentations by nervous system researchers, perfect for adults and teens interested in expanding their awareness of brain science.
Brain Awareness Hour takes place virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the webinar link after registration.
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Friday, November 20
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Title: What can animals teach us about the aging brain?
Presenter: Dr. Cristina Bañuelos
As people in the US and around the world live longer, it is important that we understand how our brains change as we get older so that we can develop effective treatments for conditions such as memory loss and cognitive decline that decrease quality of life and lead to loss of independence at an advanced age. This presentation will highlight how rodent and primate models of normal cognitive aging serve as invaluable research tools that allow us to explore and, eventually, find novel therapeutic treatments for age-related cognitive decline.