|U3A Stilbaai has an active Neuroscience Group which
meet once a month in Die Waenhuis at Jagersbosch.
|Neuroscience deals with the function of the nervous
system and brain; psychology focuses on the mind,
especially functions affecting behaviour.
|Jenni Sharkey convenes U3A Stilbaai’s Neuroscience
Group. She has been an ardent follower of the strides
being made in neuro-scientific research, since working
in the fields of clinical and market research, and
believes that when we become familiar with these
findings, we are more able to use our minds and emotions
in an intelligent, empathetic and life enriching way.
Since retirement, she has completed courses on
FutureLearn and Coursera, and has shared her passion for
understanding human behaviour presenting to various
groups in the country.
|Jenni prefers an interactive discussion format,
where an audience feels comfortable, and can clarify
their understanding of ideas - this has been appreciated
by the U3A Stilbaai members where she has hosted a
Neuroscience group for the past 3 years, as well as by
the participants in the recent Approaching Dying zoom
|Jenni studied nursing and psychology at Stellenbosch
University and later obtained an MBA from UCT.
Jenni if you are interested in joining the group.
|TED Talks and YouTube videos
|TED Conferences posts talks online for free
distribution under the slogan "Ideas worth spreading".
TED Talks are available on YouTube, thus are open to
everyone, as are many interesting public lectures given
by the scientific community. Hundreds of excellent talks
on Neuroscience and Psychology are available to choose
|Some of the topics shown
and discussed are available on the Video page.