Dr. Gail Eskes
I did my Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral training at Dalhousie and in Toronto, where I first became really fascinated by how memory works, and how it changes as we get older.
I have been teaching at the university and hospital for over 30 years and my research has focused on developing a better understanding of, and better treatments for, aging and brain injury effects on how we pay attention, think, and remember. My efforts have been inspired by the stories I have heard from my patients and research participants, and I have been fortunate to work with many talented students and colleagues.
I also learn so much from conversations with audiences
that attend our public lectures and memory bootcamps. I look forward to our newest online memory bootcamp and to hear from you about your experiences, your concerns and your questions.
Thank you for joining us and giving us the opportunity to share what we’ve learned over the years.
Dr. Ryan Wilson
I am a private practice Psychologist
I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University under the care of my mentor, friend, and now co-facilitator Dr. Eskes. In my time there I studied how aging and brain injury affects people's ability to ignore distractions so they can get the important job done.
I was always struck by how much people’s thinking abilities were affected by their emotional state. As a result I spent several years working in the QEII helping clients gain control over their emotional state so they could think clearly and make better life decisions.
I am hoping that together we can help you gain a greater understanding how and why our attention and memory systems function the way they do and to help find ways to improve your skills in personally meaningful ways.
Thank you for the privilege of spending your time with us.