Remembering, Aging and the Brain By Don Mackay

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Do you walk into a room, and forget what you were looking to get?

Ever find yourself telling a story and forgetting some of the details? Have them on the tip of your tongue and can't recall?

Dr. MacKay ‘s talk will focus on Henry M., an ordinary man who became famous by devoting his life to helping scientists understand his memory, mind, and brain. At age 27, Henry underwent brain surgery to remedy life threatening epilepsy. The operation inadvertently destroyed his hippocampus, the engine in the brain that forms new memories. Dr. MacKay will discuss his 50 years of research with Henry and its implications for how you can keep your memories sharp at any age and offset the damage that age and infrequent use can inflict the memory.

April 25th

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

11445 CA-1 Point Reyes Station


Questions - call Cathleen Nathanson 415-663-8148 x 103

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Amena Hajjar

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