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.
    TVclip 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

Comments • 80

  • Larry Olszewski
    Larry Olszewski Hour ago

    I always thought I was learning something new each and everyday and continued in growth along with this knowledge.

  • Ace Sanderian
    Ace Sanderian 4 hours ago

    The brain is giving a bio about itself for 14 minutes in 3rd person.

  • Nevila Pane
    Nevila Pane Day ago

    just dont watch this video if you dont want to love 14 min

  • ابوبكر ابراهيم

    😘👊👍😘wow i love it when i find it hard to understand smart pepole whith new information 😨

  • Jorge Leveron
    Jorge Leveron Day ago

    Mind= brain

  • der
    der 2 days ago

    oh lorraine bracco is a scientist now

  • Lucas Arias
    Lucas Arias 2 days ago +1

    The most Important organ in the human body is the Heart, the brain is just a tool, an antenna

  • Saeedeh Akbarian
    Saeedeh Akbarian 2 days ago

    خیلی عالی بود لطفا سخنرانی های بیشتری در زمینه کودک ترجمه بفرمایید

  • jarev saile
    jarev saile 3 days ago


  • The Noob Default
    The Noob Default 5 days ago +4

    MY GOD! the brain is talking about itself...the brain is researching itself...TFFF

  • Melih Dal
    Melih Dal 6 days ago

    download and watch it in 4x. youtube only allows for 2x.

  • Kyt Mackalyster
    Kyt Mackalyster 6 days ago +1

    Very greet

  • Kyt Mackalyster
    Kyt Mackalyster 6 days ago +1

    Very good

  • sarah Thomas
    sarah Thomas 9 days ago


  • Kana F
    Kana F 10 days ago


  • Tiffany Hall
    Tiffany Hall 12 days ago +1

    This helped

  • موستانغ اليوتيوب

    My brain will not be the same cuz ive just watched your lecture but there is nothing magnificent here ...

  • OY -2092
    OY -2092 18 days ago

    the brain is not an object to its own knowledge

  • raha tattoo
    raha tattoo 19 days ago

    her looks made me nervous I don't know why?

  • Moses Lesa
    Moses Lesa 19 days ago

    Almost disliked the Video Because my brain wasn't ok before...but the Video changed to way i think😂😂

  • Syed Ahmad Shah
    Syed Ahmad Shah 20 days ago

    She delivered the speach without any power point slide

  • Lerian V
    Lerian V 20 days ago

    Thanks for helping me to understand better what my Catholic faith has taught me since childhood. Catholic education is the best and most balanced education any human can get.

  • Tyler Morris
    Tyler Morris 21 day ago

    Someone botched the interlace settings on the video compression, and that's all my brain can see... Deinterlace, export to progressive, but whatever you do don't put interlaced footage on YT. Thus concludes this PSA.

  • parth vasoya
    parth vasoya 21 day ago

    Hello all jus wanted to know what's a very good documentary (or even a website) about the functioning of mind and how the mind actually works..?

  • Dhabia Salam
    Dhabia Salam 22 days ago

    What a useless video .. totally wasted time

  • Astrid McCormick
    Astrid McCormick 22 days ago

    cumbersome repetitions.

  • sri harsha
    sri harsha 22 days ago

    Who am I ?

  • Pawan Raj Verma
    Pawan Raj Verma 23 days ago

    Once you sit idle and focus over your inner workings of your body and how you think, will create a separate folder in ur brain. The process is called Meditation and the folder is called spirituality. Each time you repeat the process it creates new files and one day it merges everything and makes it in a readable format. And this is how people explain their journey ( how do they manage to think and how their tissues work)
    I dunno why did I wrote that!🤔

  • Ella Nassar
    Ella Nassar 24 days ago +1

    Really enjoyed! I wish I could attend your lectures hehe

  • Glória Sant`Ana
    Glória Sant`Ana 25 days ago


  • Kan Konaki
    Kan Konaki 27 days ago

    I will practice to speak in English from now on

  • Bilgin Başaran
    Bilgin Başaran 27 days ago

    Waste of time. Everybody knows that.

  • zeez kkb
    zeez kkb 28 days ago

    The presenter is making the audiance excited especially the

  • KRS
    KRS Month ago +7

    This humorous clickbait is sooo weird..

  • make money at home
    make money at home Month ago

    Scientists are just a group of atoms studying self


    Very good.i like it

  • Leonard L
    Leonard L Month ago

    My brain is the same.

  • Sparkling Diva1111
    Sparkling Diva1111 Month ago

    Wow, amazing! At least now it's crystal clear and I got the info I wanted in only 15 mins. Someone I'm following who does courses on this concerning a specific ailment is constantly vague about it. Now I DO know. Wonderful! This you can work with yourself. 💖💖

  • dodi James
    dodi James Month ago

    The most important thing you can do for your brain is keep it hydrated.Most people are so dehydrated their brains don't function on the level it will if its hydrated.

  • Chicken Nuggets
    Chicken Nuggets Month ago +1

    Looks like over 25 million people got brain surgeory, for free, from their brains

  • Shoaib Akhter
    Shoaib Akhter Month ago

    Did brain will same ‘

  • Isaac Aceves
    Isaac Aceves Month ago

    This got boring so fast. I don’t think her job is remotely interesting 🤪🤪

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  • Lonely Future
    Lonely Future Month ago +1

    Nothing has changed. I think My brain level is on nirvana

    Or I have no brain

  • Shaista Khan
    Shaista Khan Month ago

    My mind is the same

  • Sayzo 48
    Sayzo 48 Month ago

    She’s boring

  • anparh
    anparh Month ago

    Does the brain know we are talking about it?

  • Arctic Haze
    Arctic Haze Month ago

    I'm good. Thank you.

  • Joel Elliot
    Joel Elliot Month ago

    I am 55 years old and have been gaming since the mid 1970s. I believe this has helped my memory and sharpness in reactions to certain situations. Cant wait for TLOU2 coming out May 29th 2020.

  • an original
    an original Month ago

    Yes after watching this video my brain is not the same.. its changed and force me to unsubscribe your channel.

  • Idk lol
    Idk lol Month ago +1

    The most important part 13:13

  • Bryan Burnside
    Bryan Burnside Month ago +7

    "So, there is no neuroplasticity drug you can take." WRONG! For 28 years new research into psychedelic drugs like DMT, LSD, MDMA have been demonstrating incredible neuroplasticity. MDMA assisted therapy can help healing of severe PTSD at record pace. James Fatima's lsd microdosing has shown phenomenal results in individuals across the country. The legal ayahuasca phenomenon has it's dark side but for many it has produced lasting healing from emotional scars. These can all be attributed to these compounds ability to facilitate neuroplasticity. With more research, more and better understanding and the change of attitudes towards these materials, the ability to heal, learn and improve our lives and understanding is just around the corner.

  • Alpha Canopus
    Alpha Canopus Month ago +1

    "Go out, and build the brain you want"
    - Lara
    Me: what was that?????

  • riaaz jem
    riaaz jem Month ago

    Who create brain ?????

  • Film Crew
    Film Crew Month ago

    People that don't think the brain is important... Really...

  • Combustion69
    Combustion69 Month ago +1


  • Curtis Johnston
    Curtis Johnston Month ago +6

    Well actually: "After watching this, your brain will not interpret this title the same way".

  • Mygluri
    Mygluri Month ago

    Thank you all so much

  • William Carr
    William Carr Month ago


  • angelmendoza017
    angelmendoza017 Month ago

    Name of the intro song?

  • Milena
    Milena Month ago

    I've learned nothing from this. Only that taxi drivers in the UK have to memorize all roads. What a waste of time this video was. So uneducational.

  • Vijay Verma
    Vijay Verma Month ago

    Dr. Lara, my name is Vijay Kumar from the country INDIA please can you answer my one question , how brain works when we are sleeping and what keeps it controlling , and how dreams came when we are sleeping .
    Please ...please madam answer and explain .
    I always think about this question and courious about it.

  • BaBu Bhaiya
    BaBu Bhaiya Month ago

    We need more brain to learn about brain to how to brain learn


  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris Month ago

    What you think you will become. Feed your brain with healthy stuff. Watching ted talks is a good start. I could mention reading good books, exercise and so on but if you keep watching Ted talks I believe you know what you have to do.

  • EminKDB
    EminKDB Month ago

    Don't forget the correct faith. That helps optimize braining.💪🏻

  • Manny T.
    Manny T. Month ago

    Thank you.

  • spam account
    spam account Month ago +15

    When you tell your teacher you forgot how to do the homework as an excuse and they say we did this just yesterday.

    "Well, in the short-term, my brain was able to increase the chemical signaling between my neurons when learning this lesson. But for some reason, changes made in my brain didn't induce structural changes that are necessary to support long-term memory."

  • Jack Lee
    Jack Lee 2 months ago

    My brain is too slow!!!!!

  • juan adames
    juan adames 2 months ago

    Tedx nugas be like ah yes a video about learning I think we should make the title clickbaity A F

  • Angelo Pressley
    Angelo Pressley 2 months ago +7

    1) DNA and genes (bio markers as you referred to them as) make you good at some things and bad at other things.
    2) Practice makes perfect . Got it.

  • Kylo Ren
    Kylo Ren 2 months ago

    The title is misleading.. No new ideas in her speech. Practice makes you better and every brain is different are not new discoveries.

  • Rafiq Razak
    Rafiq Razak 2 months ago

    is nobody gona acknowledge those curls? - my brain.

    FUNVODKA 2 months ago

    I first came here for top comment

  • REfilming
    REfilming 2 months ago

    Love TED talks but the moment I hear whooping and sycophantic applause for nearly a name or a university mentioned I can’t listen anymore, and this looked like it may have been interesting 😢

  • catheadmoon
    catheadmoon 2 months ago

    No it's still pretty much the same. Thanks though.

  • Farah Nasr
    Farah Nasr 2 months ago

    Bottom line : go and build the brain you want

  • Conroy Penner
    Conroy Penner 2 months ago

    Really? Then don't watch it, silly.

  • Alireza Ghanbarzadeh
    Alireza Ghanbarzadeh 2 months ago


  • boringjuice
    boringjuice 2 months ago

    Sensationalist headline. Get your act together TEDx Talks