There is no reason to passively submit to the natural tendency of our brains to slow down as we age. Neuroscience has shown that the brain continually reorganizes itself. These six workshops, which have been designed to stimulate the thinking potential of each participant, will cover the following themes:
1. Different memories: techniques to maintain memories and games to stimulate short-term memory
2. Neuroplasticity: modulating neural connections in the brain through learning and experience– using inversion goggles and new motor learning
3. Senses and perception: various perceptual illusions and changes in sensory messages
4. Problem solving: deduction, problem-solving strategies and applying techniques to solve puzzles
5. Stress: strategies to recognize stress and mitigate its effects
6. Long-term memory: how to train and maintain memory. Reading or reciting a poem, song or quote, checking accuracy and tricks to promote memorization.
Instructor: Julie Raymond
Julie Raymond holds a B.Sc. in Biology and a B.A in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology, in the Behavioural Neuroscience Department. Her researches focus on the influence of omega-3 consumption during the adolescence on the development of anxiety-like behavior and cognitive difficulty later in life. For the last few years, she’s been a teacher assistant for various neuroscience classes and a part-time teacher at La Cité Collégiale. Earlier this year, she received the Excellence Award for Teacher Assistants for the Social Science Faculty, as well as the Psychology department.