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The Secrets of a Healthy Brain

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Join in-person at STLCC-Wildwood or virtually

Syed Chowdhury

About the Presentation:

The human brain is built on a system that has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years -- a process that has prepared us to deal with the different kinds and vast amounts of information that we encounter in the modern world.

The internal architecture of the brain gradually takes form during our experiences and prepares us to deal with ongoing events as we navigate life. This shaping process makes us who we are! It controls our behavior and responses to our environment, our interaction with the external world, and our physical and mental wellbeing.

All of this is a function of our mind's flexibility. This flexibility allows us to recalibrate the superfine cytoarchitectures and extremely complicated networks that make up this mysterious organ. Building a healthy brain and a coordinated mind starts with understanding the fundamentals of neuroscience research.

Over the last few decades, neuroscience has advanced our understanding of how to guide the brain, and it has empowered us to face the nuanced challenges of this evolving world. With better understanding comes more control over brain functions, power to fight devastating disorders, and the possibility of a more complete life.

During this lecture, Chowdhury will discuss the changes in cellular architecture, microcircuit and neural connections of the brain and how certain consequences can be prevented in light of recent studies in neuroscience.

About the Presenter:

Syed Chowdhury, Ph.D., joined St. Louis Community College in 2009. Along with serving as a professor and STEM division chair at STLCC-Wildwood, he teaches a neuroscience course for Washington University in St. Louis.

Chowdhury holds a master’s degree in physiology from the Post Graduate Medical Research Institute in Bangladesh and a doctorate in neurophysiology from Gifu University School of Medicine in Japan. He completed post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Biology at Washington University and the Centre for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California-Irvine. Along with publishing many scientific research articles in peer reviewed journals, he has held research positions in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine and Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Canada.

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