This talk will consider how learning changes across the lifespan and may differ in children, youth, young and older adults. An overview of the neurobiology of learning in the human brain will be presented. Behaviours that stimulate learning and brain health across the lifespan will be discussed. These include: sleep, exercise and mindfulness. Conditions that negatively affect learning and brain health, including stress, chronic pain and drug use, will also be presented. Finally, I will describe how habits and patterns of learning can shift with development and age.


Lara Boyd

Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist, University of British Columbia

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