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Old Brains, New Tricks

March 7, 2011

This week the ABC program in Australia “Big Ideas”  presented Dr Michael Merzenich giving his talk at the “Mind And its Potential” conference in Sydney. There was a range of international speakers and also many from Australia including our own resident medico from ABC Radio National, Dr Norman Swan.

Dr Merzenich demonstrates in his talk that radical improvement in cognitive functioning is possible even in the elderly….

“Thanks to the brain’s neuroplasticity, and Dr Merzenich’s coterie of targeted brain exercises, old dogs can easily learn new tricks…”

Watch highlights or the full clip of Dr Merzenich’s presentation here:

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2011/03/05/3154357.htm

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