Improving Humans by Custom Education
Perhaps matching the Teacher with the Student
Published on Dec 15, 2015
In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the
power to shape the brain you want.
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.
One concept is to have personalized learning.