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The Aging Brain

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CourseGraphic The lectures from "The Aging Brain" by Dr. Thad A. Polk (Great Courses, 2016) form the basis of our studies.  Professor Polk, a practicing researcher in neuroscience, brings his experience and knowledge to give us a rigorous introduction to the science of aging. Without shying away from the complexity, he provides a lucid explanation of everything from physiology to genetics and stem cell research. Each week we will view and discuss two of the twelve lectures in this series, dividing our time equally between viewing the video and group discussion; no reading is required. The visuals included in the lectures help make difficult topics understandable. Lectures cover these broad areas: physical characteristics and illness of the aging brain; strategies for an aging memory, and for maintaining wellness; questions of immortality.  Our final week will be an optional tour of a continuing care facility in Evanston. This study group meets for seven weeks, March 4th to April 15th..

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Bruce Marx2.Ken Schulein 



Please read:  No class on 5/27/19.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/4/2019 - 4/15/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Ken Schulein  ; Bruce Marx  ClassRoom