Join us for our annual February lecture series sponsored by The Container Store featuring experts from across the nation! Tickets on sale now.
Register early and use code 2020LSEARLY for 10% OFF!*
Tuesday, February 4
Music and the Brain - A Window into Creativity
Charles J. Limb, MD
Musical creativity has existed since the earliest days of human civilization. Until recently, how the brain actually produces musical ideas was poorly understood. Recent advances in brain imaging allow us to address questions of artistic significance that were previously felt to be inaccessible to scientific inquiry. Improvisation—the spontaneous generation of musical material—provides an inspiring tool to study the multiple creative processes that take place in music. This presentation will highlight several functional neuroimaging studies that examine the process of musical improvisation by expert jazz and hip hop musicians, as a window into the complex neural processes that give rise to creativity.
Tuesday, February 11
When To Eat To Sleep Better
Satchin Panda, PhD
Most people naturally wake up, get hungry throughout the day and fall asleep at generally consistent times. Indeed, coordination of circadian clocks underlies the daily rhythms in physiology, metabolism, behavior and sleep. When we consume a consistent daily caloric intake within a consistent window of 8-12 hours, there is an unexpected improvement in sleep. This observation is bringing new understanding that “when you eat” plays a role in whether or not you get a good night’s sleep. Dr. Panda’s findings have had a vast impact on public health, improving the mental and metabolic health of millions of people. He speaks to the role of sleep and eating—popularized as intermittent fasting—in helping prevent, manage and reverse metabolic diseases.
Tuesday, February 18
Unlocking Human Potential: Inside The BrainHealth Project
Sandi Chapman, PhD; Ian Robertson, PhD; Geoff Ling, MD, PhD & Tom Leppert, MBA
Our brain health hasn’t kept up with our heart health, which has doubled the lifespan thanks to the fitness revolution. Our bodies are now outliving our brains by an average of 20 years, but neuroscience has revealed that the brain’s decline is not inevitable. Come Inside The BrainHealth Project™ and learn about the roadmap to empower people to become “citizen scientists” and unlock their own brain’s potential. See how far and fast you can make your brain a more athletic and fit version of itself.
Tuesday, February 25
Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis: Fact vs. Fiction
Igor Grant, MD
Recent advances in neurobiology are providing an improved basis for understanding the potential therapeutic role of cannabis and various natural and synthetic cannabinoids. This presentation will review the evidence for therapeutic efficacy of cannabis to better understand the facts. Since 2000, Dr. Grant has been Director of the State of California-funded Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). The Center was funded following passage of California Prop 215, the “Compassionate Use Act” which envisioned providing patients under doctor supervision with access to medicinal cannabis when their medical condition warranted it. California established the CMCR to develop a knowledge base concerning cannabis. The Center completed seven short-term studies on medicinal cannabis in relation to neuropathic pain and muscle spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis.
Doors open at 6:15 PM--at which time the pre-lecture reception in the Center for BrainHealth will begin and the lecture seating areas (Center for BrainHealth's Auditorium and Center for BrainHealth's Reception Hall) will open. Entry into lecture seating areas prior to 6:15PM to save seats is NOT permitted. Lectures will begin promptly at 7:00 PM and conclude at 8:15 PM.
Learn more about this year's speakers and topics on the eventbrite page.
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