How to Build a Brain: Brain Development, Addiction, and Mental Health
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kule Lecture Theatre, Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University
The Brain Story is about how brains are built during the early years of life. It is fundamental to our understanding of why some people succeed and others struggle with both physical and mental health problems, including addiction.
This FREE workshop will discuss the impact of early childhood experiences on the developing brain. Learn about the Core Story of Brain Development and engage in an interactive session to gain knowledge, tools and resources. You’ll even get to play the Brain Game!
Dr. Nicole Sherren is the Scientific Director of the Palix Foundation and a Program Officer with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Carleton University. Her research focus includes experience-based brain development, neurodevelopmental disorders, and brain plasticity.