The UCI Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is hosting world-renowned researchers for a one-day scientific symposium to discuss the state of the science of physical exercise on brain health. The format will be split between talks and discussions to facilitate audience interaction. In addition, a poster session is scheduled for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to present their work.
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: UC Irvine, Beckman Center (directions)
Cost: Fees are waived for all faculty, students, and staff of any university.
This special event is hosted by the UCI Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative and the UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
Dr. Arthur Kramer
Dr. Art Kramer is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kramer is an internationally renowned authority on the impact of physical exercise on brain plasticity, particularly in the context of cognitive aging.
Evening talk and book signing by Dr. Wendy Suzuki
A special evening public talk will be delivered by Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Dr. Suzuki’s major research interest is on brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. More recently her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans.
Dr. Suzuki is also the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed “Healthy Brain, Happy Life” which details her personal journey as well as research on the biological connection between exercise and the brain. We will be holding a special book signing and “Meet the Author” event in addition to her talk.