This webinar will be hosted live and available on-demand
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
11:00 AM Eastern Time
Extreme environments cause structural alterations in the brain that can affect cognition, motor control, the sleep-wake cycle, and perception. Researchers investigate these changes in an effort to understand their implications in health and disease, particularly aging, learning, memory impairment, anxiety, and other neurological disorders.
In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist, Steven Jillings and Rachael Seidler will present their latest findings on neuroplasticity and dysfunctional brain changes following spaceflight and the approaches researchers use to study such changes.
Topics to be covered
- How the structure and function of the human brain changes in response to spaceflight
- How human health and performance measures provide insight into brain changes
- How the brain adjusts its function to cope with altered gravitational environments
- How brain imaging can be a routine test for people traveling to space
- How researchers can learn from astronauts to help understand dizziness disorders
Steven Jillings, PhD
Rachael D. Seidler, PhD