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Sierra College Insights offers an opportunity for intellectual dialogue across a range of scholarly subjects and issues. Each month a different professor will present a fascinating look at his or her research-based discipline using a variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion, character enactment, slides, music, and other state of the art technology. The emphasis will be on interaction and engagement. The event is free and open to the community!

Join us on October 13, 2017 from 6:30-8:15 for the next Sierra College Insights program with Dr. Marian Berryhill. 

Reserve tickets here: https://sierracollege.ticketleap.com/

Save Working Memory

Many of us fear losing our cognitive abilities. Advances in experimental techniques are being paired with cognitive training to see if lasting measurable benefits can be found.

"Our work in healthy young and older adults pairs working memory training with transcranial direct current stimulation," shares Dr. Marian Berryhill who will be leading this session for Sierra College Insights. "Although early, these data indicate that some benefits can be found and they extend to unpracticed skills."

Dr. BerryhillAbout our Speaker

Marian Berryhill, PhD, earned her undergraduate degree in psychobiology and French literature at Hamilton College. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, she completed graduate training in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College. She spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University prior to joining the faculty at the University of Nevada in 2010. Dr. Berryhill is an Associate Professor in the Programs of Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Integrative Neuroscience, and she is the Principal Investigator of the Memory and Brain Laboratory in the Department of Psychology. 

What people are saying about the Sierra College Insights series…

“The presentation by Dr. Bateman was a delightful experience. The entire audience was involved, responsive, and very entertained. In our world today of recession, health care worries, wars and personal losses, her lecture was the perfect antidote and a wonderful way to spend a few hours. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Dr. Bateman is undoubtedly a fantastic asset to the college.”

“Last night was outstanding. Seldom do I have such a complete about face upon hearing a lecture. Thank you for planning and executing such an interesting and informative presentation. I certainly appreciate your scheduling Nigel Allan as a speaker. Your lecture series is a wonderful enrichment for our community.”


The faculty for Sierra College Insights are professors, professors emeritus, and highly experienced professionals whose subject expertise is academic in nature. Preference in faculty selection will be for those who live or have considerable experience in the Truckee/North Tahoe region. All faculty volunteer their time and expertise and are greatly appreciated. If you would like to be considered for a Sierra College Insights presentation, please contact: DeansLectureSeries@sierracollege.edu.

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