Lara Boyd

Professor at The University of British Columbia


Research in the Brain Behaviour Laboratory examines the relationships between brain function and behavior after central nervous system damage from stroke. The work conducted in this laboratory essentially seeks to integrate two fields of study: the neurobiology of motor learning and the neural science of recovery from stroke. The research focus is to understand how best to stimulate neural plasticity to facilitate motor learning and recovery of function after stroke or other forms of acquired brain injury.


In a TEDx research report: she explains how, with the acquisition of each skill, we change our brain; explains how and when a person has a unique brain, why one study is easier than another, and how to make your brain the way you want.