Psychology Association panel looks at brain

McCormick Center For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Psychology Association will host a panel discussion, “Understanding the Brain Throughout Life,” Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 2303. The panel is part of the international campaign, Brain Awareness Week, which will take place from March 14 to 20.

The event is free and open to the public.

Four panelists, all BU faculty members, will address these questions about the human brain at different stages in aging:

  • Mary Katherine Waibel-Duncan, psychology, “How Does Play Support Brain Growth in Infancy and Childhood? ”
  • Jeffrey Leitzel, psychology, “How Do Adolescent Brains Differ from Adult Brains, and What Are the Legal Implications?”
  • Pamela Smith, speech pathology, “How Do Concussions, Strokes and Other Traumatic Brain Injuries Influence the Adult Brain?”
  • Eric Stouffer, psychology, “How Can We Help Our Brains Retain Memories as We Age?”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.