Radio and Webinars
Guest: Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.
Host: Alex Doman
June 5, 2013
Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, is one of the scientists responsible for our current understanding of brain plasticity–the notion that the brain can change itself at any age. He is also the author of the upcoming book Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. (soft-wired.com) In this talk, Alex and his guest will explore these main points:
- How you can improve your auditory listening abilities with neuroplasticity-based training to sharply improve your conversational, cognitive, speech and music abilities.
- How training your brain as a master listener also refines your attentive powers and amplifies your baseline level of arousal-your “brightness.”
- Evidence that these gains are attributable to strong, positive, enduring physical changes in your brain. The trained brain is a stronger, better brain.
- How combining auditory training and brain training in the other great perceptual and action-control domains, you can rejuvenate a struggling brain-and if taken seriously, can assure a more effective, happier, and more secure adult life.