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TEDxUIUC - Art Kramer - What Can We Do About Aging Minds & Brains?

Art Kramer talks about how to maintain cognitive and brain health throughout the life span. Art Kramer is the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Swanlund Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois. A major focus of his lab's recent research is the understanding and enhancement of cognitive and neural plasticity across the lifespan. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, a member of the executive committee of the International Society of Attention and Performance, and a recent recipient of a NIH Ten Year MERIT Award. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Saturday Night Live. This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2011 (02/19/11), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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