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

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

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.

YouTube 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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  • Mantana Jansi
    April 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I’m still stupid after I watch the whole video.

  • osasd frank
    May 15, 2017 at 12:25 am

    The word of God will give your mindset ……get JESUS….the word will give you another operating system

    • Dark White
      July 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Angelo Sammarco God gave everyone free will and give us the right to make our own choices because he loves us and does not want us too feel like robots being programmed to do the same thing every day. He gave us love and the right to choose, sadly some of us went astray and believe in other Gods and chose other people or materialistic objects over Him. Actually, he loves us more than you think, it’s just that not many of us realise his love and care for us, as God is love and wants us to share it with others. And the concept of hell? It is the result of those who did not do the right thing and instead did horrible barbaric acts. Yes, if they repent, they would be forgiven and can go to Heaven. However, how can those non-belivers repent if they do not believe in God? Jesus said, “I am the truth, the way, and the life. No one can get to the father except through me”. Jesus is the judge over life and death and will see all our good deeds and our sins. Those who do not believe in God and instead believes in other gods has broken the first of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, which is:
      “I am the Lord your God. You must not have any other gods and will worship me alone.”
      Breaking this commandment is truly bad and those who did will be punished. No sin is greater than God’s mercy and forgiveness, so no matter how big your sin is he will forgive you if you admit your wrongdoings and apologise. Those who do not will have their sins stacked up and in the end all their sins, big and small will be counted and this will determine whether or not he can go to Heaven. Of course, even if God has forgiven you, you also need to pay for your sins, that’s why Purgatory exists, which is a place to clean one’s self so that he or she can go to Heaven. This is also the reason why they call it the Hospital of God.
      However, do not worry because if you are in Purgatory, rejoice because you are guranteed to go to Heaven one day. No one has ever went to Heaven immediately after dying. Even Jesus did not but on the third day He rose again and sat at the right hand of God. Only Mother Mary went to Heaven immediately after being crowded Queen of Heaven. This what I know and what I can tell you. Yes, I truly believe in God and love him very much. Do not go astray as one will truly regret it if he or she does.

    • WmTyndale
      July 31, 2017 at 6:08 am

      The reason you don’t understand the Bible is because you may be
      “Serpent Seed” Start by trying to understand that part. The rest may become clearer in due time. Here it is

      And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15

      But it is a mystery. Christianity is by invitation only!

    • Angelo Sammarco
      July 31, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Why would anyone want to be a part of a religion that is based on incest…cannibalism….genocide….and believe the earth is flat!

  • Tahira Sam
    May 23, 2017 at 4:29 am

    The best way keep brain healthy keep God in your life. And encore of God in life is positive also has revealed that bow down your head to God.when you surrender and bow down you head to God al mighty the hidden truth is
    Blood from your spine and from your body will go the brain veins. In that way your brain gets more oxygen and free from clots. And memory increases. You will more calm and in peace.
    Look at all Muslims they’re brain. Their children and adults memories the whole holy book ( Quran). They bow Down their head 5 times a day. Only who bow down. Not all of them.

    • Tahira Sam
      July 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      you know when you are away from God. and sheatan is closed to heart then he will divert people in differen way. he will show diffrent way and away from GOD. You know shetaan run in the veins like blood. so we should think about the creator then body chimical and psyical changes in good way, may God Guide us in good way and make us close to our creator. so our mind stae should be clear.

    • Rationalism Express
      July 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

      +Elaine Gray,

      Answer is BIG BANG & the life is result of Chemical reaction. Are you asking before BIG BANG? Scientists even talk about the possibility of Multiverse, means more than one Universe. So, we even don’t know where the beginning is and about which beginning you are asking for.
      The simple ANSWER is, we DON’T know! It’s that simple.

      But not knowing something is not the reason to conclude that there is God or Creator. It does not make any sense. For example, imagine that there was life on MARS and you are coming from MARS; looking at a pregnant woman giving birth to a baby on EARTH, you can’t say that the reason of the new born baby is the God just because you don’t know how reproduction system works and intercourse is its reason.

  • lingsto195
    May 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    lets discuss the MILF factor

    • SJVR
      July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      SmartMILF coefficient +10

    • Joe Shmo
      July 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      was not missed here. Imagine how annoyed she is when discussing science and guys don’t appreciate her words because they were busy staring at her tits.

    • Zain Manipis
      July 25, 2017 at 7:48 am


    • Riston Alaimo
      July 29, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      But, in the same spirit of argumentation, trying to separate the voice from the speaker is not only difficult, it’s foolish. One does not have to judge, or not judge, her beauty to hear her message appropriately, either. We should take responsibility for the way we look, too. Based on what she’s saying, ironically enough in your case, we have more control over our brains than we might think.

    • illerob666
      July 31, 2017 at 2:54 am

      Joe Shmo u c some Breastwork ? Show me

  • Jackie S
    May 30, 2017 at 3:16 am

    i’m too bored for my brain to be changed

    • Linda Buffington
      July 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Jackie S Problem may be, that IS the problem…BORED? Try to erase n replace that word. Try, I am so excited to walk outside and look at nature…learn the types of birds, trees, flowers…there HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN THIS WORLD U LIKE…going to the mall? Looking at new fashions, meeting people…if so, WHAT IS IT ABOUT GOING THERE THAT DRAWS YOU THERE…WHAT IS ENJOYABLE TO YOU? STUCK AT HOME…look around…never could understand how anyone can get bored there. It means getting up off the sofa. Little money? There are a billion thing to do to make your environment pleasing…organization saves time, makes thing easier to find and it forces your brain TO BE CREATIVE…..a dishovled environment, or chaos all around you reflects thing about you, your mood, and what is going on in your brain. Many paint stores give away paints people didn’t’ like, but you might find it beautiful…plus use whatever n write beautiful uplifting quotes or verses on old canvas, cardboard n a frame…seeing these all around you…picked out just by you..n your own writing..a paint pen is very easy and just maing themcan lift your spirits n inspire you to keep busy…practiced behavior equals positive changes…can create a NEW nonbored you!

  • Phil B.
    May 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    The boots are amazing… amazingly ridiculous!

    • Louise Dexter
      July 17, 2017 at 4:35 am

      Phil B. Yes because that’s important ?

    • Trish Hines
      July 24, 2017 at 5:08 am

      These super smart women have no Idea how to dress. we are suppose to be listening what she is saying and trying to absorb it. however yes, boots are horrendous !

    • TheAmma007
      July 28, 2017 at 1:56 am

      maybe these super smart woman realize what is the most.. important thing.. ( that is the message)

    • Mac intoSser
      August 1, 2017 at 1:22 am

      She can’t help the fact that you seem to have a problem with strong, highly intelligent women who don’t look like tacky whores with hookerheels on. Not her problem you cannot get your pathetic needledick up unless you see peabrained overmadeup silicone uddermonsters.

  • Ketan Shukla
    June 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Sum up the whole Ted Talk in one sentence – Practice and do the work.

  • Mohak Gupta
    June 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Waste of time. Hit like if you agree !

  • RLS0812
    June 20, 2017 at 4:14 am

    My brain died a little while watching this video 🙁

  • Aaron Edgeworth
    July 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    why are the majority of comments negative .look on the bright side

    • Odiseo Viveros
      July 9, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Aaron Edgeworth on the bright side? Yes it seems like a positive thing. But at this very moment I have to admit that I HATE EVERYONE AROUND ME.

    • Aaron Edgeworth
      July 9, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      change the people you surround yourself with

    • Nataliya Fadeeva
      July 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      First – CHANGE YOURSELF! If you want to 🙂

  • vagabond
    July 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

    she must have lifted a lot of dumbbells in her days

  • Lazarus Seven
    July 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    yes has 2 b me mate, damn beauty and a genius!

  • Amamra Said
    July 28, 2017 at 1:01 am


  • Higgins Williams
    July 28, 2017 at 3:39 am

    She referring to Brain Entrainmemt

  • GroundZeroHiroshima
    July 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    “諸行無常(Nothing is permanent)” Everything your bain perceives is impermanent – including your brain.

  • kevin izazaga
    July 30, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Nikki Hayley or what?

  • Peter De Hoogh
    July 31, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Good info, but perhaps better use infographics

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    July 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    feeling center properly skezah divorce project elevator.

  • Mahendran Ame
    July 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    the point here is ” doctors think alike “

  • Edward Amaral
    August 1, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Most of what she said sounded like common knowledge or what I would have already concluded.

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