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

  • 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. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.
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    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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  • Luis Roberto Vargas Hernández

    ¡Wonderfull! thank you!!

  • dan Tron
    dan Tron Day ago

    She's intolerable.

  • Krazy Rachael
    Krazy Rachael Day ago

    Watching this video a 3rd time, it’s still helpful. 🤞🏽😍

    CHIGGA 2 days ago

    these ted talks never help ............just saying bs in a good expressed way that average people already know.

  • khalid HASSANI
    khalid HASSANI 3 days ago

    After watching this my brain is still the same but with 15 min older

  • Noor Mohamed
    Noor Mohamed 4 days ago

    جزاكم الله خيرا نفع الله بكم الأمة.فعلا الله يحثنا على التعلم والتعقل..و(يرفع الله الذين ءآمنوا منكم والذين أوتوا العلم درجات)درجات الإحياء الدماغية

  • Alex Conrado is Weebing The World

    oh god this interlaced video file

  • virginia hernandez pineda

    Pito jajajja

  • Stacy Wentworth
    Stacy Wentworth 7 days ago


  • Peter Fallon
    Peter Fallon 8 days ago

    You can practice 100,000 hrs!! & you will NEVER be a grandmaster at chess w/o an innate aptitude for it & a great memory

  • Peter Fallon
    Peter Fallon 8 days ago +1

    We have GOT to stop w/ the 10,000 hrs ‘rule’. The idea was immortalized in Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘OUTLIERS’ on a finding from FSU’s Anders Ericsson. Idea is 10k hrs of DELIBERATE practice (too long to explain) by a person with much talent

  • Joao Pedro Coelho
    Joao Pedro Coelho 8 days ago

    Challenge accepted.

  • sweetdragon36067
    sweetdragon36067 8 days ago

    I am here to research reversing Dementia in a friend. The brain truly is a working miracle of life and memories are who we are in this realm. To lose those would be the same as being erased from the physical existence.

  • Heleen D
    Heleen D 8 days ago

    Please practice this behaviour: EAT PLANT BASED and AVOID STROKE! 🙏🌿💚
    It's so sad that eating animal products gives us strokes and heart disease... then we research how to cure it by torturing animals and test medicines on them in laboratories 😔
    On a positive note.. authorities and companies are starting to recognize that plant based eating is the future.. not only for our health, but for the planet as well.. and people's conscious is awakening and they are opening their eyes to the cruelty done to animals in the animal industry.

  • Annet Elizabeth
    Annet Elizabeth 8 days ago

    I feel as though my brain has changed for worse. I am not as good as I used to be but thank you for explaining to me the cause. I do not if it is from inactivity or long term medication; either way, my brain is not as sharp as it used to be. However, my long-term memory is still intact, once I learn, I will never forget. The problem is with my short term memory.
    You have also taught me that practice makes perfect, an adage I already knew but needed emphasizing. My patience runs out fast when trying to learn instruments after three to four failures, I just want to give up.

  • Maryam Sheikhanian
    Maryam Sheikhanian 8 days ago

    I appreciate Ted conferences .It inspire me to think and respectively act better.

  • סתם ערוץ שלא חיוני לעולם בשום צורה

    So the reason I can learn new things very quickly is the same reason I forget things very quickly? I can forget something completely if I barely touch the subject for a year, and this includes stories I read and skills I learned, but I can learn and re-learn things very quickly, in less than half the time most people need to learn them. I started studying in the university for a degree in mathematics at the age of 14, and I am now 16.

  • Ernest Rodgers
    Ernest Rodgers 11 days ago +9

    Sorry to say that I didn't learn anything new with this TED Talk.

    CHIGGA 12 days ago

    some people are just better

  • jeyy1220
    jeyy1220 13 days ago +8

    I smoke weed but I’m trying to be a smart man

    • Ark Chandel
      Ark Chandel 7 days ago

      jeyy1220 if it doesn't then why bring it up, while talking about trying to be smarter?

    • jeyy1220
      jeyy1220 7 days ago

      Ark Chandel it doesn’t make me dumber

    • Ark Chandel
      Ark Chandel 7 days ago

      jeyy1220 quit then

    • xxGeorge 173
      xxGeorge 173 11 days ago

      jeyy1220 frr

  • paxxmortis
    paxxmortis 14 days ago

    This video was a waste of time.

  • David Candela
    David Candela 15 days ago +1

    Hello. I think that it isnt a good title. "After watching this, your brain will not be the same " You make me mad with some titles that you don't express what topic is it. Thanks for the content. No thanks for the titles.

  • Saud Zaman
    Saud Zaman 16 days ago +4

    After watching this, I've started to feel some kinda plastic in my head that i can play around with

  • Devin Clark
    Devin Clark 16 days ago

    The data from my lab, saying this is all a no brainier...

  • Mohamed Sanbul
    Mohamed Sanbul 17 days ago

    The brain is the only important in aur body

  • life love
    life love 20 days ago

    instead of thinking how we think - think how we live

  • Kristine Reganyan
    Kristine Reganyan 20 days ago


  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird 22 days ago

    my brain says she goes to the gym alot and is probably a dominatrix👢

  • muhamed munzar
    muhamed munzar 23 days ago

    So informative and inspirational

  • Great Zong
    Great Zong 25 days ago

    My mama done tol' me, bring home something for dinner
    My mama done tol' me, bring home something for dinner

  • nora oran
    nora oran 25 days ago +1

    Hey Madam
    You do good job don't give up go ahead don't sea back, we learn more through. god bless you
    Have a nice and safe day

  • Alpha
    Alpha 25 days ago +2

    My brain changed from this 🧠 to this 🧠😱

  • Brian Diaz
    Brian Diaz 26 days ago

    Lady talkin that bs

  • Rifki Sapoetra
    Rifki Sapoetra 26 days ago +1


  • Daniel Chism
    Daniel Chism 27 days ago


  • Daniel Chism
    Daniel Chism 27 days ago


  • Rahila Kauser
    Rahila Kauser 27 days ago


  • kingabdalla abdalla
    kingabdalla abdalla 28 days ago

    Many Thanks Dear TED Staffs all over the world how you providing organising, collecting and bringing the popular public figures in all over diversity different people fairly and transparency but i gonna ask you how I'll contact with you guys below is email and looking to send your contact email

  • Peter Müller
    Peter Müller 28 days ago +1

    I love her boots :)

  • Logan Porter
    Logan Porter 28 days ago +1

    This one is a fast clicker

  • zubis star
    zubis star 29 days ago +3

    *Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to modify it's connections or to rewire itself as a result of our interaction with our enviroment
    You can also say that
    *neuroplasticity refers to those physiological changes that takes place in our brain due to our experiences
    *whenever we learn something new, we create new neurons in our brain
    *our brains are constantly being shaped by our experiences
    * with repetition of every thought or emotion we create a new way of being,that's why most of us have different thought patterns than we did 10 years ago
    Our brain is like a muscle, It can become smarter, sharper and quicker with proper training
    *the things that we do often we become stronger at and the things that we stop doing, we lose the ability to do those things as easily as we could do that in past
    * by cultivating good habits we actually change our personality
    * in short practice makes man perfect💗

  • Tom
    Tom Month ago +2

    Great conclusion! "Everything you do, everything you encounter and everything you experience is changing your brain." For better or for worse.

  • Garry Parmenter
    Garry Parmenter Month ago +6

    Learn how to learn - then sleep with every professor at every conference possible. That is known as the Schembri strategy.

  • Fred Pierce
    Fred Pierce Month ago

    So if I go out and talk to a bunch of people at the club all the time I’ll eventually become cool?

  • Himayah As Sa'diyah

    This TED talk turns on my action, thanks👍🏽

  • JV Smith
    JV Smith Month ago +1

    Listening to this did not change my brain

    • JV Smith
      JV Smith 23 days ago

      @Bangtannie They needed a different Title .....And You missed the whole point I was making .....

    • Bangtannie
      Bangtannie 28 days ago

      JV Smith The moral of the title is that while watching this almost 15min video you surely gonna catch something to learn, and while I guess you also took from the video everytime you learn something your brain changes. You missed the whole point of the video.

  • Treadhoss Treadaway

    Is it just me or is she just plain boring?

    • Tom
      Tom Month ago

      It is just you, so far.

  • Hazel H Pham
    Hazel H Pham Month ago

    you have to practice and find YOUR right ways to exercise everything.

  • Vicki Cook
    Vicki Cook Month ago

    Let's avoid Strokes in the first place - release stress, tension and trauma from the body and brain so it doesn't build up to a stroke - so things like TRE are great self-help tools to prevent strokes and if someone has a stroke TRE is a great tool for recovery

  • doctor shankar
    doctor shankar Month ago

    Not useful

  • Benjamin Burns
    Benjamin Burns Month ago

    There are actually more cells in are brain than there are brains in are entire body

  • Pro geSS
    Pro geSS Month ago

    it's boring

  • Nat -
    Nat - Month ago

    Behavior changes neuroplasticity

  • Samantha Chow
    Samantha Chow Month ago +2

    Am I the only person who doesn't feel brain changing at all?

    • Bo Green
      Bo Green Month ago

      Of course :) although your brain is always changing constantly without a notice.

    • Zoher Seraj
      Zoher Seraj Month ago +1

      Samantha Chow
      No I am here

  • Bonny Guillen
    Bonny Guillen Month ago +2

    The brain is what make us create in this reality that who we really are.

  • tahir ali
    tahir ali Month ago +1

    I love TED talks because it has so much information to all things

  • shane brennan
    shane brennan Month ago

    In other words it's c.b.t ... Practice creates new pathways until it becomes your own behaviour automatic ...

  • Monu Jain
    Monu Jain Month ago +1

    I want my old brain back, new brain sucks

  • jaromir gaines
    jaromir gaines Month ago +1

    The more I look at humans the more I can't help to think how lost we are,

    • B K
      B K Month ago

      You are so right

  • Tito Molly
    Tito Molly Month ago

    There goes the idea of common core.