Brain Plasticity Expert
A brilliant researcher and a kinetic speaker, the implications of Dr. Sylvain Moreno's work could have profound consequences on childhood education, workplace efficiency, injury rehabilitation, the treatment of learning disabilities, and much more. Dr. Moreno is a Research Scientist at the University of Toronto's Baycrest Research Institute—a world-class facility for innovative studies in aging and brain health. His research focuses on how brain plasticity can affect higher order processes such as language, memory, and intelligence.
How To Train Your Brain
In this talk, Dr. Sylvain Moreno brings the study of brain plasticity out of the lab room and into the boardroom, showing audiences how to use his latest findings to improve their own brain performance. How does dancing create new brain neurons? What can we do on our own to increase our memory? And how can we use the latest research findings to revamp the way we train employees? In an engaging, interactive and fascinating keynote, Moreno explains how much we've only recently discovered about our own brains--and how we can use this to better the way we live.
Educating The Plastic Brain
The burgeoning study of brain plasticity has drastically changed the way we view the brain, and is beginning to shift the way we look at education. Dr. Sylvain Moreno is a leading thinker on brain plasticity, and in this talk he makes his case for an education system built to compliment the way our children's brains really work. Based on his groundbreaking research at the University of Toronto's Baycrest Institute, Moreno highlights the power of specific teaching techniques to drastically change our children's brains for the better. How does learning a second language act like a brain-wide spark plug? Why is learning to play and understand music crucially important to a child's development? And how can we best utilize new technologies--from social media to digital in-class feedback--to help our kids reach their full potential? We are only beginning to understand the true nature of our brains, and if we can change the way we educate to reflect our new found understanding, there are no limits to what younger generations can accomplish.
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