Lecture at URI to explore aging creativity and the brain

Northwestern University professor to speak April 12

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WHO: Nina Kraus, professor of communication sciences, neurobiology and otolaryngology at Northwestern University, will speak on “The Fine Art of Aging: Connecting Creativity and Neuroscience.” Kraus has conducted innovative research involving thousands of participants from birth to age 90 and has revealed that sound and our active engagement with it shape how we live. She is the founder of Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Brainvolts, which investigates the biology of auditory learning and presents its findings in easy-to-understand multimedia formats.

WHAT: 2017 Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Rhode Island, part of Aging and Health Week, will explore the surprising interconnections among aging, creative expression and brain science. Kraus will discuss emerging research on aging, the impact of creativity on the brain — particularly regarding music and sound —and the neuroscience linking these elements.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m. Reception begins at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Edwards Auditorium, in Edwards Hall, Kingston Campus, with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. A live broadcast is available at livestream.com/universityofrhodeisland

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Carol McCarthy, URI office of External Relations and Communications, (401) 874-4147