Health & Wellness Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center
Health & Wellness “Pathways: Art and the Brain” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presented by Sarah Prinsloo, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, assistant professor, department of palliative, rehabilitation, and integrative medicine, division of cancer medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center
In this health and wellness program all about the brain, Sarah Prinsloo presents on her work in neuromodulation—examining novel approaches to changing the brain. Her presentation covers current research on inducing neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to adapt and reorganize itself by forming new connections and pathways throughout life. Learn about the ways neuroplasticity can impact people’s lives by reducing chronic pain, alleviating symptoms of mood disorders, and even helping the brain heal from injury.
After the presentation, head to the galleries for an art-inspired brain game. Challenge yourself to create new pathways, and solve a puzzle along the way.
About the Speaker
Sarah Prinsloo’s expertise is in applied neuroscience, specifically the integration of electroencephalographic (EEG) neuroimaging and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques including neurofeedback and transcranial magnetic stimulation. She has established a laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center that focuses on various neuromodulation techniques. Her research program is focused on the determination of central nervous system effects of chemotherapy, pre-surgical mapping for brain tumor patients after resection, and the effects of neuromodulatory techniques to augment recovery.
RSVPs encouraged: Contact AEprograms@mfah.org
This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.