HYBRID - Understanding and Aiding the Aging Brain

Wednesday, October 197:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Our brains work differently as we age or suffer neurological injuries. Understanding and recovering cognitive functions after such losses has been the life’s work of Prof. Li-Huei Tsai. Come learn more about how this research illuminated the ways that different cells in our brains work to enable learning and memory, and even how light and sound therapy may help slow progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

About Li-Huei Tsai

Li-Huei Tsai is a neuroscientist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She directs MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and founded the Aging Brain Initiative in 2015.

Professor Tsai investigates disorders of memory and cognition at the cellular and molecular level, especially neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease. Her group’s research provides
new insights on progression and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Inventors.

This is a hybrid program - you can attend in person or watch via Zoom. If you are attending via Zoom, please register to receive the Zoom link. Although registration is not required to attend an in-person program, it enables us to notify you if a program is postponed or cancelled. 

In partnership with Supportive Living, Incorporated (SLI). SLI offers a NeuroFit program of assisted exercise for Douglas House residents living with brain injury in Lexington Center, as well as for the wider community living with similar neurological challenges. For more more information about SLI - https://www.supportivelivinginc.org.

In collaboration with Peabody Institute Library, Danvers and Tewksbury Public Library.

This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.