Fourth Age Salon- Remembering, Aging and the Brain
This talk will discuss REMEMBERING, my recently published book, and answer questions about memory and the aging brain. Central to REMEMBERING is H.M., an ordinary man who devoted his life to helping scientists understand his amnesia, trusting in their promise that what they learned about him would “help others.” REMEMBERING fulfills that promise for readers wishing to maintain the everyday functioning of memory, mind and brain (their own or others’). It also reveals the profound importance of memory for all that makes a normal human mind and brain worth having: creative expression, artistic endeavors, awareness, the ability to plan, comprehend sentences, appreciate humor, imagine hypothetical situations, and perceive novelty in the world.
Dr. MacKay obtained his PhD from MIT, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, founding member of the UCLA Cognition and Aging Lab and the UCLA Language, Emotion and Memory Lab (LEMLAB). He has delivered over 200 invited talks world-wide and has published over 145 scientific papers and two scholarly books on topics related to memory and the brain. Dr. MacKay recently organized a seminar on neurology, gerontology, and psychiatry for college graduates at Scripps College taking courses needed for applying to medical school.
This talk is free and open to all current OLLI members.
The Fourth Age Salon is an ongoing program for OLLI members who are 75 years and older. Facilitated by OLLI Director Susan Hoffman, the Salon offers members a chance to hear a thought leader, meet each other and discuss their preferences for learning new ideas.