After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

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  • 14/12/2015 को प्रकाशित
  • In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.
    INclips Tags: brain science, brain, stroke, neuroplasticity, science, motor learning, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea,
    Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab, recruited and trained over 40 graduate students, published more than 80 papers and been awarded over $5 million in funding.
    Dr. Boyd’s efforts are leading to the development of novel, and more effective, therapeutics for individuals with brain damage, but they are also shedding light on broader applications. By learning new concepts, taking advantage of opportunities, and participating in new activities, you are physically changing who you are, and opening up a world of endless possibility.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • S. M. Riad Chowdhury
    S. M. Riad Chowdhury 2 साल पहले +4

    "Everything you do, everything you encounter and everything you experience is changing your brain." I love these lines.

  • Alex S
    Alex S साल पहले +2

    “When you leave today, go out and build the brain you want”

  • Lewis Drystone

    As someone who has suffered from 4 strokes in the past, I can relate to everything Lara Boyd explains when she talks about the difficultly some people have when learning a new skill. I can also relate to the idea that medicine has not reached a point where it is helping stroke patients with what they really require for rehabilitation, and further help with their individual futures. My strokes disabled motor functions on one side of my body, caused a speech impediment and left me half-blind. All this is physical, yet behind all these see-able problems lingers the mental chaos that accompanies stokes, like learning new skills and dealing with the frustration of watching many others solve and master equal skills far easier.

  • Mindful Household

    Nothing is more effective than practice, you have to do the work. What a wonderful lesson!

  • Lg Hammer
    Lg Hammer साल पहले +242

    "Large doses of Practice" "Each individual requires their own intervention" I really like your profound view on preparing the brains of people for neuroplasticity, with an importance on varying the approaches. Keep up the awesome work, doc! Try bringing this to the UBC psych wards and the other neurological departments, it could be incredibly beneficial ☮️❤️ No patient should be given up on, we all can learn to become more in tune with our higher selves & shouldn't be simply prescribed generalized medicine when it's clear that all our brains are unique

  • S Cassi
    S Cassi  +80

    I am 70 and during COVID decided to brush up on my German, having lived there for five years in the 80's. After a year I have added French, Italian and Latin. I study at least an hour a day. I can actually feel my brain structure changing.

  • Milind Joshi
    Milind Joshi 6 साल पहले +3

    So main point:

  • PonyCar Resurrection

    You know, if we had more people like this- working at this level, at the known boundaries of brain function - just maybe we could save ourselves from what appears to be a bleak and painful future learning experience for everyone on Earth. I hope the next people can learn not to repeat the mistakes.

  • onur
    onur  +21

    even though 7 years have passed since this ted talk, it is still thought-provoking and inspiring.

  • Khushboo Prasad

    Basically, keep learning, keep growing.

  • Joanne Davey

    Thank you Lara for your informative presentation. The brain amazes me, after many years of addictive behaviours some of which I still carry today, although I am now on a 10 week plan to quit nicotine and, God willing, that will finally render me drug free, I still suffer from crippling anxiety.

  • Sunna Minna
    Sunna Minna 5 साल पहले +1

    My father had a stroke years ago due to alcohol he has given up on himself from learning the ability of walking and talking. It's hard at times but over the years I've been aiding him with almost everything. I just wish he can refine his will power and try to learn. It has been 11 years he had a stroke at 30 y old , please care for your body and brain. If you have kids please change your life for them. I've been taking care of him since 11. I'm now 22 and it has completely changed my aspect of life from other kids in their 20s. Live long and prosper guys☺️

  • Pisces
    Pisces साल पहले +62

    I personally found out that through meditation that I can balance what the subconscious mind retains compared what the conscious mind cannot remember. I believe the chemical reactions of the brain changes and activates those neurons to fire up for conscious memory. It becomes more photographic as time goes on. As long as I am not distracted by normal human interaction. It is like the old saying goes. " If You Don't Use It, You Lose It." That goes with everything in life.

  • Rosana Kim

    It is very interesting to think how what Dr. Boyd says about these "individualized" treatments for strokes actually is really connected to what researchers have been finding out on the field of education and the teaching methods of a second language. They have come to realize that there is no unique and perfect bulletproof method which will 100% sure work for all different kinds of learners. On the contrary, they have come up with the post-method teaching: for different types of learners, teachers should use different types of approaches that better fits the learner, and which will much probably be a mix of previously used and known methods. That is, each learner will have their own way of learning a second language, and it is one of the teacher's duty to try to find an appropriate approach for that type of learning, just as it is for a doctor to try and find the right treatment for each patient. Also, curiously enough, I always tell my students that the best way to get more fluent in any language is through practice! Getting in touch with the language every day, even if it's just for a little bit, reading, speaking, listening to music, the news, watching movies, TV shows, and so on :D anyways, very nice t talk!

  • Lischa
    Lischa  +22

    Shes speaking my language 😌 so good to hear it out loud coming from someone else. Not one cancer is the same for anyone. I tattoo a cancer research scientist , when I asked her about the possibilities of a “cure” for cancer in the near future, she described cancer to me as an “individuals internal perfect storm” , and that a general “cure” unfortunately isn’t possible, coz all diseases while they attack us in the same kind of way, they react differently with us individually… it’s why some people get amazing results like spontaneous healing and others do not have the same luck 😔 Why some people like my step grandfather is still alive & smoking in to his late 90s… & why others like my dad who was generally a pretty clean & healthy man all his life -never smoked a ciggies ever! - still died of brain cancer after diagnosis 4 years earlier… this was really wonderful to listen to. Thankyou 🙏

  • Sohini Dey
    Sohini Dey साल पहले +34

    One thing that I understand after watching this video is that many of us have a tendency to listen and focus what others do.... But today after this, it helped me a lot in changing my ideology towards my learning.... And this will also help me to achieve greater things in future

  • I AM Phoenix

    I loved her last sentence “go out and build the brain you want.”

  • Farrah Zakir
    Farrah Zakir 5 साल पहले +563

    My mother had brain haemorrhage eight years ago and at that time she did lose her short term memory but with constant love, support, and encouragement of the family she not only survived, but has rebuilt her brain and now lives a happy and healthy life! This video was very interesting and thank you for recording it :)

  • Bobby Huff

    Phenomenal! 🧠 This content is like healthy food for the brain ☺️ It all starts with our thoughts…. Our Thoughts become become our words, words become actions, actions become habits, habits become character, and our character becomes our destiny 🫶🏻

  • Pawz
    Pawz साल पहले +44

    I agree that everyone learns in a different way. For instance, I consider myself a good reader, I can write, but my brain does not allow me to understand the content of texts (even written by myself), I have almost no short term memory or processing memory. This makes it very hard to learn anything via normal education. But somehow by creating all kinds of tools for myself, I managed to get a degree on university level.