Enhancing the Brain and Wellbeing in Health and Disease

How more effective treatments are being developed through an understanding of the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction

  • Mon 5th Feb 2018

While people frequently monitor their physical health, using wearable tech and other devices, we are much less likely to consider our brain health. The most important role of countries is to promote their citizens’ cognitive resources in order to prosper both economically and socially. With an ever more competitive global environment and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), it is important to think how we can boost brain power and wellbeing. In addition, the importance of early detection of mental health problems in order to treat them effectively is essential to prevent these disorders from becoming chronic and debilitating. In this lecture Prof. Sahakian will focus on how to improve brain health, motivation and wellbeing including the use of cognitive enhancing or ‘smart drugs’ and also the use of brain training apps.

Prof. Barbara J. Sahakian, University of Cambridge

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