Ted talks brain plasticity
Improving our neuroplasticity | dr. kelly lambert
Neuroscience and neuroscientists seem to be TED’s most prominent topics. As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, I’m fascinated with everything dynamically connected to the nervous system, including how we move, think, perceive, and feel. In addition, I’m fascinated by concepts that investigate how we are formed and how we form our internal and external environments. For me, TED is essentially brain-porn. I wanted to compile a list of some of my favorite TED talks on the subject because there have been so many excellent ones (i.e., this post). Keep that in mind. This isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s just a smidgeon of what TED has to do in terms of stimulating my mind. I’m hoping you’ll join the discussion. These talks cover nearly 2.5 hours of delectable content. You can either go on a binge-watching binge and watch them all at once, or you can bookmark this page and slowly work your way through them. In any case, I hope you’ll contribute to the discussion by leaving a comment below and/or reacting to others’.
The Real Function of Brains
Daniel Wolpert is a writer who lives in New York City.
19 minutes and 59 seconds
This TED talk about how the brain regulates movement by neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert is probably one of my favorites.
My “Hold Your Head, Keep Going” design was inspired by his depiction of a brain in a body without movement in a sea squirt, which spends the first part of its life as an animal moving around and the second part attaching itself to a rock.
Michael merzenich: growing evidence of brain plasticity
And a little bit of what makes you, you, lives within each little piece of the neural operation. The operation would have changed as a result of your interactions today, and you will never be the same. Your brain is inextricably linked to you.
Now, one day, we were conducting a new MRI experiment, and I was shocked because the experiment went well, but I discovered that I had a hole in my brain, much to our surprise. It was also a major one; it was as if 30% of my cerebellum was missing. (Laughter) To which I was taken aback because I didn’t feel like something about me, my life, or my perception of the world had changed or gone missing.
Now there’s this clash between what your brain is supposed to do and what it’s given, and it manages to find a happy medium. And the thought of your brain as a complex, versatile device piqued my interest. To that end, I’d like to tell you about Cameron Mott.
Cameron began experiencing violent seizures shortly after her third birthday. They began to deteriorate, and she finally lost her ability to communicate. Doctors diagnosed her with Rasmussen’s encephalitis, for which the only real cure was a hemisphererectomy, which involved removing half of her brain. Bear in mind that one half of your brain is in charge of controlling and feeling in the other half of your body. Cameron will become hemiplegic as a result of the surgery.
Rewiring revolution:neuroplasticity’s impact on wellbeing
What is Brain Plasticity and Why Does It Matter? You may be wondering what brain plasticity is and why it matters so much. It’s a theory that shows how the brain shifts when it’s exposed to stimuli. It’s the rewiring of the brain following an accident as a result of studying and exercising or compensating. The brain’s plasticity allows it to expand and contract in response to actions. The significance of the brain plasticity hypothesis cannot be overstated. Prior to this discovery, it was generally thought that our brains stopped developing around the age of eighteen. We may change our actions to alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression by recognizing that the brain is complex and constantly evolving.
Your Brain Will Never Be the Same After Watching This Professor, Neuroscientist, and Physical Therapist Lara Boyd, PT, Ph.D., works at the University of British Columbia. In 2015, she gave a talk called “After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be the Same” at TEDx Vancouver. Dr. Boyd begins by dispelling the idea that our minds do not change as we grow up. She also debunks the myth that humans only use a portion of their brain at a time and that the remainder of the brain is dormant while we are sleeping. Our minds are continuously evolving as a result of our actions, according to her study. These three improvements can work on their own, but they typically work together to help students learn. The three basic types of change all include neuroplasticity: While neuroplasticity varies from person to person and can be restricted, the general principle is that action and practice drive change. “Go out and create the brain you want,” Dr. Boyd concludes.
How neuroplasticity helps us shape who we become | andré
Lotfi Merabet, David Eagleman, and Norman Doidge are among the neuroscientists and other experts featured in this series of inspirational and instructional videos about visual impairment and neuroplasticity. Visit our Resources page for more information and resources.
Living in the dark has nothing to do with blindness. A brain that sees is hidden behind closed eyes. According to Lotfi Merabet, blind people use the same sensory centers of the brain as sighted people, and they can tell us more about the brain than we think.
We can only sense about a tenth of all light waves as humans. “Our biology constrains our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman. That is what he needs to improve. His studies of the human brain have led him to develop new interfaces for absorbing previously unknown knowledge about the world around us.
The brain is not like a machine or “hardwired” like a computer, as previously believed. Neuroplasticity not only brings hope to people with mental disabilities or previously thought-to-be irreversible brain harm, but it also extends our understanding of the healthy brain and human nature’s resilience. Norman Doidge, MD, a psychiatrist and writer, embarked on a journey to learn more about neuroplasticity and encountered the amazing scientists who are championing it as well as the people whose lives it has changed.