OSHR 3137 - How Experience Changes the Brain - A New Hope for Health and Medicine (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

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.