Monday, January 7th - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Special Seminar

Impact of Memory Training on Brain Function

Three speakers will discuss the impact of memory training on brain function from a variety of different perspectives.  Martin Dresler is an assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience at the Donders Institute in the Netherlands and further affiliated to the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich.  He will speak about changes in functional connectivity that take place in the brains of memory experts and naive individuals who are in the process of learning to employ the techniques. Boris Konrad is the only individual to have been both a world memory record holder and a PhD in neuroscience.  He will discuss experiments he has performed on the degree to which enhanced memory function transfers to other cognitive capacities.  Finally, the man who arguably possesses the greatest long-term memory in the world, Jim Karol, will speak on some of his personal experiences in transforming his memory from the rudimentary to the phenomenal in the last 15 years of his life.  Specific attention will be focused on his emphasis on long-term memory and how memory can be transformed into knowledge.