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Survive & Thrive Programme: Optimise your brain and improve your memory
Wed 3 May 2017, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
This event will provide an introduction to the imaginative techniques and stories behind the ancient art of memory. We will take you through an interactive, practical tour through the world of memory techniques, with numerous examples of how to boost your memory, how to forget and how to make sense of memory in the modern world. We will also look at how brain training games are positively impacting brain function and could potentially delay the development of diseases such as dementia in normal, healthy adults. In recently published clinical trial results, presented at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Assn.’s International Conference in Toronto, experts established specialised brain training as a potentially powerful strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and other afflictions, including normal aging, that sap memory and reduce function.
Dominic O’Brien - 8 times memory world champion - Dominic is a mnemonist, best-selling author of 13 books on memory, 8 times world memory champion, a corporate trainer and public speaker. Dominic once memorised 54 decks of cards after just a singlesighting of each card. He teaches business professionals, public figures and entire audiences to significantly improve their memory and cognitive ability in their personal and professional lives. He is Head of Ethics with the World Memory Sports Council and organises Memory Championships around the world.
Dr. David Lewis - Neuropsychologist, Founder of the independent research consultancy Mindlab International, best-selling author and international lecturer - Dubbed the ‘father of neuromarketing’ for his pioneering studies of analysing brain activity for research and commercial purposes. He has a first class honours degree in psychology and biology from the University of Westminster and a doctorate from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex, where he lectured in clinical psychology and psychopathology before setting up his own research organisation. He is the author of more than thirty books covering a wide range of psychological topics, a lecturer and Sony award-winning broadcaster for a BBC Radio 5 Live series on the psychological relationships between sports stars and their mentors and trainers.
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE - British novelist, journalist and broadcaster - Sebastian is best known for his historical novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray. He has also published novels with a contemporary setting, most recently A Week in December (2009), and a James Bond continuation novel, Devil May Care (2008), as well as a continuation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves series, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (2013). He is also a team captain on BBC Radio 4 literary quiz The Write Stuff. Sebastian is a particularly great choice to moderate this event, due to his deep interest in the human mind, explored through some of his novels such as Human Traces (2005), Engelby (2007) and Where my Heart Used to Beat (2015).