April 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2018 Brain Health and Performance Summit, which is Thursday and Friday at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, will explore how breakthroughs in neuroscience, neurophysiology and neurotechnology can create new, personalized treatments to improve care and recovery.

Presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute and The Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance, the summit will feature a keynote address by New York Times Op-Ed columnist and PBS NewsHour contributor David Brooks.

He’ll discuss his learnings and thoughts on the social implications of the power of emotion, unconscious processing and development and mastery of skills. Brooks has written several books, including The Road to Character; The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement; and Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive. This session is at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Easton Ballroom.

Other summit speakers and events include:

Scientific America Publisher Jeremy Abbate, who’ll share a personal and poignant talk on the future of neuroscience and his family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. This session is at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Easton Ballroom.

MIT professor and entrepreneur Rosalind Picard will share stories of accidently finding important connections between data measured on the surface of the wrist and data generated deep within our brains while pioneering efforts to build wearables to measure emotion. This session is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Easton Ballroom.

The second annual Brain Health Hero Award will be announced during the dinner event at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Easton Ballroom, along with the college student winners of the Brain Health Hack held at Ohio State last month.

An interactive session detailing how nutrition and diet can play a role in enhancing ones overall brain health and performance will feature Woodhaven owner Tami Cecil and Martha Clare Morris, the lead creator of the MIND diet for healthy brain aging. This session is at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Easton Ballroom. 

MEDIA: To make arrangements to cover the Brain Health and Performance Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr. in Columbus, contact the Media Relations office at 614-293-3737 or Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu.

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