A User’s Guide to the Brain
Dr Michael C Nagel
Friday 25 October 2019 1:15 pm for 1:30 start
What are the most important things that need to occur to foster healthy brain development in young minds and maintain such health as one ages? What might technology be doing to the human brain? How does stress impact on brain? Scientists know! This presentation shares what the latest science has to say about such topics while debunking a number of myths related to the brain and how it functions. The presentation also examines important links between nature and nurture and unpacks the science of neuroplasticity and the factors that can hinder and enhance the development of the mind through the lifespan.
Michael C Nagel PhD
Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor in Child Development and Learning at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, human development, behaviour and learning. He is the author of thirteen books on child development and learning used by teachers and parents in over twenty countries and has delivered over 300 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally. Nominated as Australian Lecturer of the Year each year since 2010, Dr Nagel has been an invited guest on ‘TV New Zealand Breakfast’, ‘Canada AM’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘A Current Affair’ and ‘The Project’. Dr Nagel is also the Queensland Director of the Australian Council on Children and the Media, is a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society, and is a feature writer for ‘Jigsaw’ and the ‘Child’ series of magazines which collectively offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.