Speaker: Abigail Baird
Topic: Abigail Baird, Adolescence, Amygdala, Brain Development, Camera Phone, Consciousness, Experiences, Free, Impulse Control, Insula, Learning, Mind Science Foundation, Neuroscience, Sharing, Teenagers, Upload, Video, Video Phone
Just what IS going on in the teen brain? Join Abigail Baird, PhD (Vassar) as she shares how the neurological growth spurt of adolescence dictates how we learn to consolidate, generalize and then (at light speed) make use of our experiences to navigate our every day lives AND avoid/survive life threatening situations. The mission of the Mind Science Foundation is to explore the vast potential of the human mind in a scientific manner, for the betterment of humankind. Current areas of focus include supporting the search for an answer to one of the major questions of modern science – the puzzle of human consciousness. We do this by funding innovative research and accessible educational programs focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, all with the goal of improving the human condition.