Dr Michael Merzenich to deliver annual public lecture
13 January 2017
Dr Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California will be delivering this year’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Neuroscience, established in honour of Professor Sir Keith Peters.
Dr Merzenich has been conducting research into defining the functional of the auditory and somatosensory nervous systems for nearly five decades. In recognition of his huge contribution to brain plasticity research, he was awarded the prestigious Kavli Prize, in 2016.
“Dr Merzenich’s research has a made a huge impact upon our understanding of brain plasticity- and I am delighted that he has agreed to deliver this year’s Sackler lecture at Cardiff University” said Professor Jeremy Hall, Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI).
The science of brain plasticity gives an increasingly clear understanding of the fundamental contributions of natural change processes to the origins of neurological distortions and emergent pathologies medically characterised as psychiatric and neurological “disease”.
The lecture will review the translation science of brain plasticity, with a focus on the recovery and maintenance of brain function and health in older-aged individuals.
It will take place on Thursday 16th March at 18.30 at the Julian Hodge Building.
Tickets are free, but attendees are required to register on the event page in order to secure their place.