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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Brain Function

with Arlene Taylor
Monday, April 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5

Arlene Taylor She may not offer a penny for your thoughts, but Arlene Taylor definitely has the subject of how the brain functions on her mind. She returns to the Gualala Arts lecture series on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss two new topics - Cellular Memory - Past, Present, and Future and The Brain and Laughter - Laugh and Last. Every day brain research discovers new insights on how we think and this talk includes some of the latest findings.

In terms that all can understand Taylor explains a specific type of memory that all cells with a nucleus are believed to possess, a memory which helps people perform learned behaviors. The process often occurs on the subconscious level so a better understanding of how it works can improve personal choices and behaviors.

Also, she will discuss the relationship between laughter and brain chemistry, explain where laughter resides in the brain, and the difference between laughter and a sense of humor. Both topics can help one lead a richer, more productive, and longer active life with specific anti-aging strategies anyone can use.

Arlene Taylor is founder and president of Relations Inc., a non-profit corporation pledged to promoting brain-function research and to providing related educational resources. She began her professional career as a registered nurse and has two doctorates - one in Health and Human Services and one in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. She is a recipient of the American Medal of Honor for Brain-Function Education and a member of the National Speakers Association.

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