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Webinar – Activating the brain through movement
January 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pmFree
Exercise benefits the brain as well as the body. In this talk we will examine the latest evidence for the effects of exercise on brain health, including the specific structures and functions that it impacts, the effects of different types of exercise, and the underlying mechanisms for how this happens.
Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD
Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University. She completed her PhD at UBC in cognitive psychology and her postdoctoral training at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. As the director of the Exercise, Mobility, and Brain Health Lab, Dr. Nagamatsu’s research focuses on: 1) identifying neural correlates of falls risk and mobility issues in older adults, and 2) examining the effects of exercise on cognitive function and brain health in older adults at-risk for cognitive decline. With expertise in advanced neuroimaging techniques (MRI and EEG), she examines changes in brain structure and function over time in both healthy and clinical populations. Taken together, her work aims to identify strategies to improve functional independence and quality of life for our aging population.