NCTalks with Michael Merzenich: training for the aging brain

In this NCtalks podcast, we speak to Michael Merzenich, a leading professor in neuroplasticity at the University of California, San Francisco (USA), whose team was recently involved in a longitudinal trial into the effect of brain training on cognitive decline and dementia.
00.08 – Introduction

00.24 – Your team has been involved in the ACTIVE trial, the 10-year results of which were recently presented at AAIC 2016 – please could you outline this project and your team’s involvement? Are you able to share with us any preliminary findings?

07.19 – How do the findings compare to previous studies on brain plasticity and sustaining brain health?

09.56 – How do you anticipate that these findings could change preventative approaches to dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders?

11.55 – Looking ahead, what do you believe are the next steps for research into brain plasticity and brain training to reduce the incidence of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders?