Imaging effects of learning and experience in the adult brain
Neural plasticity refers to the brain changes that continuously occur throughout our lifetime, when we learn new skills or interact with our environment, as we age, or in response to pathology and trauma. I will provide an overview of my research path and how I use multidisciplinary approaches to image functional and structural plasticity with learning. I combine advanced multimodal neuroimaging alongside cellular techniques in model species, to monitor skill learning and to understand which factors (performance, training intensity, brain activity modulation, etc.) influence adult brain plasticity.