Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at University of California, San Francisco and is co-founder and chief scientific officer of Posit Science. A pioneer in brain plasticity research, Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant in the 1980s. His latest book, Soft-Wired, focuses on how the new science of neuroplasticity should change how we think.
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Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.