Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ways to keep the brain young

SCIENTIST, writer and broadcaster, Rita Carter, will describe 10 ways to keep your brain young when she visits the Watermill

SCIENTIST, writer and broadcaster, Rita Carter, will describe 10 ways to keep your brain young when she visits the Watermill Book Club on Friday, October 18.

It used to be said that we lose thousands of brain cells every day and that they are never replaced. Happily, recent discoveries in brain science show that this is wrong — your brain retains the ability to renew itself, to grow and to change right through life.

Author of Mapping The Mind, Memory and The Brain Book, Rita explains 10 scientifically proven methods to keep your brain sharp and fit at any age. She also shows how mental exercise can even help people with organic disease, such as dementia or stroke, to delay or offset the effects of physical damage. In an accessible talk Rita will explain the importance of using the brain. The neuronal ‘wiring’ that determines how it works is constantly changing, and modern technology has even made it possible to see these changes occur. In this way scientists are discovering what people can best do to help their brains to rebuild themselves rather than crumble with age.

Rita will sign copies of her books which will be available to buy at the theatre.

For tickets priced £6 call the box office on 01635 46044 or visit the website at www.watermill.org.uk

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