About Measuring the mind
Measuring the mind will highlight current neuroscience research about how the brain changes with experience.
The brain is dynamic — it changes as we develop, learn, and experience new things. Neuroscientists have applied ingenious ways to measure how the brain changes. These studies are helping us to understand the role that neuroplasticity plays in how we think, feel, and perceptive the world around us. By using a range of different methods — from behavioural tests, to recording the activity of neurons, to imaging the functioning brain, to mapping changes in the expression of genes — neuroscientists are beginning to measure the mind.
I will talk about some current neuroscience research, highlighting why its so cool and why its important.