Brain-and-memory

Presenter: Michelle Meade

Date: Tuesday, April 12

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Belgrade Public Library: 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade.

Note: Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.

Registration: Please call Belgrade Community Library (388-4346).

Memory is a multifaceted construct that shows complex patterns of change across the lifespan. This presentation will focus on both positive and negative changes in memory as we age and the mechanisms that explain age-related change. Specific topics include the laboratory science of age-related changes in memory, compensatory strategies for memory decline, and optimal cognitive aging in everyday life.

Michelle-MeadePresenter Bio: Michelle Meade is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Montana State University. Michelle received her BA from Grinnell College, her MA and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and she completed a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois. Her research and teaching focus on human memory and how memory is influenced by both individual and social factors. She was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study human memory in Australia.

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