Imaging and Stimulating Adaptive Brain Plasticity

by prof. Heidi Johansen-Berg, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford

When: January 23rd, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Where: VIMM Seminar Hall

Abstract: Animal studies show that the adult brain shows remarkable plasticity in response to learning or recovery from injury. Non-invasive brain imaging techniques can be used to detect systems-level structural and functional plasticity in the human brain.

This talk will focus on how brain imaging has allowed us to monitor healthy brains learning new motor skills, to assess how brains recover after damage, such as stroke, and how they adapt to change, such as limb amputation.