This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
What happens to the brain with experience? This overview of neuroplasticity will describe how experience changes brain circuits/"maps", gene expression and the formation of new neurons, and how these changes can affect function and behavior. From this context, we will discuss the brain systems that need to be activated to induce these changes. Finally, we will discuss how to practically access the brain to effect positive changes for mental and physical health.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Howard Nornes, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Colorado State University’s Department of Anatomy/Neurobiology. He has broad expertise in neuroscience and has written many articles in the area of the development and plasticity of the brain and spinal cord. Over his career, Howard has received numerous awards recognizing his research and teaching.