How Experience Changes Brain Development and Behaviour

March 15, 2007 :: Dr. Bryan Kolb
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Brain and behavioural development is a prolonged process that can be influenced by events occurring both before and after birth. Early-life events can have direct effects, including a range of neurological conditions such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Early-life events also manifest indirectly in child developmental disorders such as learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and developmental delay.

Speaker: Dr. Bryan Kolb, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

Professor in the Department Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Bryan Kolb’s recent work has focused on how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various factors including hormones, experience, drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behaviour. Dr. Kolb has published 5 books, including two textbooks with Ian Whishaw (Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, Fifth Edition; Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Second Edition), and over 275 articles and chapters. He was recipient of the Hebb Prize for Distinguished Scientific Achievement from both the Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior (CSBBCS), and Cognitive Science and Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). He is currently a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in the Experience-Based Brain Development program.

Moderator: Marc Sabourin

Location: Sven Ericksen’s Family Restaurant (lower level)
1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. / Cost: $8.00 includes lunch

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Session moderated by  Marc Sabourin.

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