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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
Code: 29  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment
Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Barbara Arrowsmith Young, Anton Enus (facilitator)
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As a child, Barbara Arrowsmith Young was diagnosed with severe learning disabilities. Her heroic effort to reshape her brain by training herself to read left to right is, according to Norman Doidge who wrote a chapter about her, evidence of the plasticity of the brain. She talks to Anton Enus.

Barbara Arrowsmith Young (International)

Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive programs based on the principles of neuroplasticity which change the brain’s capacity to learn. The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities. Barbara holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Anton Enus (Australian)

Anton Enus is a broadcast journalist and presenter of SBS’s World News Australia bulletins. His career began at SABC, South Africa’s national broadcaster, where he was part of the team that covered the country’s historic return to democracy in 1994 and filed stories from Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Anton also spent seven years as contributor to CNN World Report and won Best International Report for his story marking the 25th anniversary of Christiaan Barnard’s pioneering heart transplant.

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