Louis Bherer, PhD, to Speak as Part of the 2016 Distinguished Lectureship in Aging
Louis Bherer, PhD, will present "Cognitive plasticity in older adults: effects of cognitive training and physical exercise" on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:30 am in the College of Public Health Auditorium 1023-B. Dr. Bherer is a full professor of Psychology and Scientific Director of the PERFORM Centre at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is also a researcher and laboratory director at the research center of the Institute universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. Before joining Concordia University he held the CIHR Canada Research Chair on Aging and the Prevention of Cognitive Decline at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Bherer completed a Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology (Université Laval 1996), a PhD in Neuropsychology (Université de Montréal, 2002) and a post-doc in Aging and Neurosciences at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA). Bherer's research program is currently supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.