PCLS Brain Training Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The school of psychology and clinical language sciences, University of reading presents:

The effects of brain training - facts and debates

tuesday 13th september, 1030-1330

met GU01, whiteknights campus

Ageing is associated with cognitive decline even without disease. Because preserved cognitive function is key to maintain older adults' social life and wellbeing, it is vital to understand how we prevent cognitive decline with ageing. Recent research suggests that intensive cognitive training will help older adults maintain their cognitive functioning.

Expert Professor Ryuta Kawashima from Tohoku University in Japan (Top 50 Universities in the world), as well as leading researchers from the UK: Dr Anne Corbett from King’s College and Professor Arlene Astell from University of Sheffield will explore the latest evidence for brain training, followed by a Q&A session and buffet lunch. The session is intended for researchers (staff and PhD students) from across the university with interests in areas spanning ageing, exercise, cognition, education and neurorehabilitation.

The aim is to stimulate discussion and debate, and to identify future opportunities for collaboration between researchers and research pump priming funds (up to £3000) will be made available via a competitive bid process to support pilot work for grants following the workshop. 

Time will also be set-aside for staff to meet Professor Kawashima.

Admission is free but places are limited. To make an appointment or register, please contact pclsevents@reading.ac.uk.