• When: Thursday 23 September 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Admission: Admission Free
  • Booking: Booking required
  • Venue Name: Simpson Library, West Lothian


As we age, we are more likely to experience changes in our thinking and memory skills. Some individuals experience declines in their thinking and memory skills across their 60s and beyond, while others maintain their abilities into old age. Why is this? And how do people stay sharp as they grow older?

In these Borrow a Researcher sessions, Alan Gow explores the ways in which you can keep your brain sharp! He’ll discuss the science of ‘brain training’ and the benefits of remaining engaged in mental, social or physical activities. Exploring this research in a fun and interactive way, he’ll showcase the many ways in which we can help stay sharp as we age!

Bio: Professor Alan Gow leads The Ageing Lab at Heriot-Watt University and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences. His research explores the identification of lifestyle and behavioural factors that predict healthy ageing, primarily brain health.

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