AUBURN — L-A Senior College instructor, Dr. Charles Plummer, will present a talk, which he has titled “The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Auburn Public Library Androscoggin Community Room.

Plummer has taught several Senior College courses on how the brain grows and develops, how it is organized and how its different parts function.

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the latest scientific research that reveals how solving puzzles strengthens and improves brain functions.

Plummer will explain how brains work to process memory, perception and cognition, which is the process by which we attend to, identify with and react to both the external world and our thoughts, and how working to solve puzzles can change, reshape and strengthen these three areas.

Participants will then be given the opportunity to try their hand at solving a variety of puzzles, which are designed to strengthen these important areas of the brain.

Plummer believes that those who attend his presentation will not only find it interesting, informative, stimulating, and enjoyable, but that they will leave with a different and better brain than the one they arrived with.

For more information, call Marty Gagnon at 333-6640, ext. 4.

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