Southampton, NY—Southampton Hospital will host a complimentary public lecture on brain health featuring Paul M. Matthews, OBE, MD, DPhil, FRCP, FMedSci, a professor and the head of the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London in the UK. The lecture will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Parrish Memorial Hall, located on the corner of Herrick Road and Lewis Street in Southampton. Dr. Matthews will be introduced by Suzanne Nalbantian, PhD, a professor of Comparative Literature at Long Island University and an interdisciplinary author. A reception with refreshments will follow.
“Keeping Your Brain Healthy and Your Memories Alive” will focus on memory and language, which Dr. Matthews states support humans’ success as a species. Dr. Matthews will discuss how language is an important aspect of memory, which is critical to consciousness and our sense of who we are. He will also describe the mechanisms of brain plasticity that allow “backup systems” to take on lost functions, and how these methods support recovery after brain injuries as well as delay the onset of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Matthews is the Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute, Chair of the Dementias Platforms UK Imaging Network, and Chair of the UK Biobank Imaging Working Group. He also holds the title of Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, McGill University, Maastricht University, and the LKC Medical School of Nanyang Technological University. He is an Honorary Consultant Neurologist within the Imperial College Healthcare Trust and at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, as well as a Fellow by Special Election of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University and also trained at Montreal Neurological Institute.