Dr. Lara Boyd – Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning and Director of the Brain Behaviour Laboratory, University of British Columbia
George W. Poling Lecture
Dr. Boyd is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist. At the Brain Behaviour Lab at UBC, she performs research designed to advance theoretical conceptualizations of how brain function relates to behaviour during learning. She is an expert in mapping how behaviours, environments and experiences affect brain health and learning, using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and non-invasive brain stimulation. To date this work has largely examined the impact of exercise and learning on neurobiology. Dr. Boyd is also a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Investigator, a Peter Wall Scholar, and a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. Her 2015 TEDx talk, “After this your brain will not be the same,” has been watched by over 30 million viewers.