This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. World-renowned researcher Dr. Margot Taylor and her research team were asked by the Canadian Armed Forces to see if they could develop a method to diagnose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this important talk, Dr. Taylor shares her experience in undertaking this groundbreaking discovery while sharing some key insights around the importance of asking difficult questions to challenge our current ways of thinking.
Dr. Margot Taylor is the Director for Functional Neuroimaging and Diagnostic Imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children. Her research focus has always been on the brain, with an emphasis on brain function. Her current work investigates the neural bases of cognitive development and frontal lobe functions. Her research determines the temporal and spatial properties of the development of frontal lobe functions, such as working memory, inhibition and mental flexibility, and how these cognitive skills are impacted by neurodevelopmental or traumatic events.
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