The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Marginal gains for brighter brains!

Date: 20 August 2023
Time: 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
Location: In person

Take one top academic, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).

Hosted by comedian Susan Morrison, and now in its eleventh year, CODI is sixty minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.

Marginal Gains for brighter brains!

Staying sharp as you age is easy… just “do this one simple thing”! But what if there isn’t just ‘one simple thing’ but dozens or even hundreds of things we need to do? Sounds like hard work! Marginal gains is about making small, but maybe more manageable changes rather than one big one. Join Professor Alan Gow (Heriot-Watt University) to explore what we know about how our thinking skills change as we age, and how lots of things affecting that might actually give us hope for keeping sharp as we age.