Empowerment Educational Series    

A New Path to Brain Health 

a presentation by Michael Merzenich, PhD


Monday, September 22, 2014

The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., is a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research and author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life.


Dr. Merzenich is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science, which markets and distributes Brain HQ, brain training software that applies principles of brain plasticity to assist with cognitive improvement.


His presentation will cover exercises to help rejuvenate under-developed or degraded cognitive abilities and tips to get you started on a better, safer path to brain health.


Often covered in the popular press, he has presented at TED, and his work has been featured on four PBS specials:

  • The Brain Fitness Program
  • Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound
  • The New Science of Learning
  • Brain Fitness Frontiers

Panel Members:

  • Craig Bennett, Cognitive Neuroscience researcher
  • Robert D. Harbaugh, MD, Neurologist/Dementia Care
  • Betsy Spaulding, Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, Former Patient CRH/Keck Center
  • Karen Walker, Speech & Language Pathologist/Cognitive Rehabilitation


Dr. Merzenich has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Science and Nature, received numerous awards and prizes, and been granted nearly 100 patents for his work.  







6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

$25 per person; $15 per student


Dinner and Panel


7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

$250 per person; includes presentation

For reservations and information, please contact:
Thomas Reeg, CRHF Administrator, 805-569-8999 ext. 2143.

or register online at http://michaelmerzenich.eventbrite.com



Empowerment through Medical Rehabilitation

An Educational Series


Each year Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation sponsors a public presentation by exceptional people on topics concerning medical rehabilitation and its empowering effects on the lives of people with disabilities.


The event benefits the programs and services of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital.