"What is learning to me?" by Dr. Muriel Bruchhage
In this, the third in our series we asked Dr Muriel Bruchhage a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Rhode Island Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, as well as a Visiting Researcher at King’s College London, what is learning to her?
She will discuss how brain structural and functional networks are facilitating the learning mechanisms and in particular, how learning new skills through early childhood and infancy shapes our brain by creating a functional roadmap:
- laying the foundation for early developmental milestones
- building up to more complex cognitive functions including executive functions
- showing how learning skills continues to shape the structural and functional networks of our brain throughout our lives