BRIGHT SAB – Michael Merzenich, PhD

Michael M. MerzenichMichael M. Merzenich is a professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a leader in Plasticity research and the founder of Posit Science, that developed FastForward learning software.

Below is a video of a talk he gave for TED.com on neuroplasticity.   Mike’s talk underscores the point that plasticity is both the friend and the enemy for the developing brain.   In fact it is maladaptive plasticity that is responsible for much of what we call disability in brain injured children.    The type of training software that Mike’s company has developed holds promise as a basis for more focused treatment specifically targeted at the issues of chronic CP.

 

 

Ted.com: Michael Merzenich