Your Brain on Speed

October 14, 2014 | Miriam

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A quick scan of news items about brain research reveals almost breathtaking new frontiers and developments--this is just a tiny selection from today's news stories: 

How to keep your brain healthy 

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells forUse in Alzheimer's Research 

Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system 

'Free The Mind' film on UW brain research now streaming

New wave of brain research aims to understanding every function 


Brain Ready for Dissection
Brain ready for dissection. Photo credit: Guardian/Graeme Robertson.

To make sense of some of some of this fascinating research, Toronto Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Nasreen Khatri. Dr. Khatri is a clinical psychologist at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute.

At 6:30 pm on Thursday evening she will be at the Brentwood Branch discussing a subject that bedevils many busy people--how our brains respond to the "the rush hour of life." Lecture details: 6:30 pm at Brentwood Branch (Royal York Subway, 36 Brentwood Road at Bloor West). Seating is limited so get there early!


Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life is the first in a series on how busy lives, the daily time crunch and the multiple roles of the "sandwich generation" and technology impact the brain health of adults. This first lecture will speak to the question: How does the brain respond to information overload, technology and instant communication?


Nasreen Khatri
Nasreen Khatri. Photo: Baycrest

Dr. Khatri specializes in the treatment and research of mood and anxiety disorders. For eight years, she led Baycrest's Mood and Related Disorders Clinic. In 2012 she joined the Rotman Research Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto, where she studies how depression impacts the aging brain. Dr. Khatri’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada (ASC). In 2013 she was awarded the Women of Baycrest Innovators in Research Award.