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General News · 18th March 2021
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
What if learning disabilities were not lifelong and cognitive degeneration avoidable? Join neighbour Howard Eaton of the famed Eaton Arrowsmith school This Friday 1 to 3 p.m. on Folk U Radio at 89.5Fm or livestream from anywhere at

Eaton will share his lifetime of experience in the field of brain plasticity, including:
-proving learning disabilities don't have to be lifelong, and other research into learning disabilities from the school he founded: Eaton Arrowsmith at UBC
-the connection between aerobic exercise and Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF),
-mindfulness and importance of developing attention for neuroplatic change,
-targeted cognitive challenges such as learning languages or novel skills such as chess that work on spatial awareness and reasoning
-how the brain ages
-recent studies using fMRI and cognitive assessments and large scale brain network studies
-brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation (

Email your questions in advance of the show to or call in live on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 250-935-0200.

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