Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: The Aging Brain

Saturday, April 20, 2024
11:00am to 12:30pm EDT  (USA and Canada)

Many animals, including dogs, experience very similar brain changes during aging as humans. Studies on dogs are bringing us a great deal of understanding about how the aging process happens, because of the genetic diversity across breeds.
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The webinar is suitable for pet owners, veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, pet guardians, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior and training.

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Just like humans, many animals experience age-related declines in brain function. In this webinar, we will explore how the brain’s structure, function and chemical composition changes as animals age, with Dr. Croxson, who is an expert in memory and age-related diseases such as dementia. We’ll discuss how we can best understand and support aging animals. You’ll also hear about how some new research suggests that dogs might hold the key to understanding our own aging brains.

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Meet the instructor

Paula Croxson

Paula Croxson, PhD is a behavioral and cognitive neuroscientist, science communicator and storyteller. Dr. Croxson is a freelance public engagement specialist and consultant, working with academics and nonprofits to communicate science with the public in meaningful and effective ways.

She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. She is a Senior Producer for The Story Collider and is passionate about sharing science with as many people as possible.
Patrick Jones - Course author