I’ve doing research on cognitive science and neuroscience. One of my life goals is to have a positive impact in the school system by employing learning techniques which have been backed up by research and by linking new neuroscience research to create better learning methodologies.
During my medical studies, I’ve seen that an important part of the medical attention resides in teaching our patients medical concepts so that they may take informed decisions. To me, learning is not only important in school, but in every aspect of our lives.
The learning process is very important in neurological, psychiatric and psychological disorders, since many maladaptive behaviours can reside in a defficent learning process. Many of these phenomena can be explained by synaptic plasticity which create cortico-cortical circuits which are regulated by long term potentiation and long term depression processes.
Is there someone in the community interested in these topics?
I am also interested in learning with greater depth about computational models regulating synaptic plasticity, would someone be willing to help me in my research?
Thanks a lot for reading this, if anybody wants to discuss these topics, please leave a reply!