ABSTRACT & BIO
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Dr. Don M. Tucker
Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Neuroinformatics Center,
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon

 


 


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Cognition and Neural Development

Experience shapes the architecture of the human brain. As the brain grows from its single-cell origin in embryogenesis – through birth, infancy, and childhood – neural plasticity is always at work, adapting the brain’s connectional architecture to the information of the world. Recognizing this continuity of anatomy and function suggests an important insight: cognition is neural development. The most familiar psychological function of our daily existence is achieved by the neural activity that organizes the brain’s development throughout the life span.

Bio:

Don M. Tucker is CEO and Chief Scientist at Electrical Geodesics, Inc (EGI), manufacturer of dense array electroencephalography (EEG) systems. He is Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Neuroinformatics Center at the University of Oregon. His research examines neural mechanisms of motivation and cognition with electrophysiological measures.

 

 

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