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Brain Plasticity talk by Mike Kilgard, University of Texas

Monday, December 19, 2016
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Bousfield 160

We are most fortunate to have Mike Kilgard visiting next week to speak on Monday at 3pm. Mike Kilgard studied with Mike Merzenich whose middle name is “brain plasticity” and whose work fills many textbooks on the topic of use dependent changes in the brain and behavior. Mike has many studies demonstrating how cortical neurons change with learning and with brain stimulation. He has recently developed a method for stimulating the vagus nerve to facilitate learning and brain plasticity. He and his team are now beta testing this approach in humans. He will talk about his neural plasticity research and some of the applications they are developing. This is a rare and exciting opportunity!

"Directing Neural Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease".

(http://www.utdallas.edu/~kilgard/cv.html)

Contact:

Brandy Ciraldo

Psychology Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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