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Transcript: After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be The Same by Lara Boyd

Lara Boyd

Dr. Lara Boyd, physical therapist and neuroscientist, says After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be The Same at TEDxVancouver. Below is the full transcript. This event took place TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.

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So how do we learn? And why does some of us learn things more easily than others? So, as I just mentioned, I’m Dr. Lara Boyd. I am a brain researcher here at the University of British Columbia. These are the questions that fascinate me.

So brain research is one of the great frontiers in the understanding of human physiology, and also in the consideration of what makes us who we are. It’s an amazing time to be a brain researcher and, I would argue to you that I have the most interesting job in the world.

What we know about the brain is changing at a breathtaking pace, and much of what we thought we knew and understood about the brain turns out to be not true, or incomplete. Now some of these misconceptions are more obvious than others. For example, we used to think that after childhood the brain did not, really could not change. And it turns out that nothing can be farther than the truth.

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