Barbara Arrowsmith Young [ 25 AUG 2015 | Neuroplasticity | 1:16:35 ] delivers a Masterclass at the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, titled ‘A Personal Journey Into the World of the Brain: Shaping The Mind/Function and Plasticity’
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow or just stubborn. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. Thanks in large part to her iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she connected with research that helped her to to fix her own brain. Subsequently, she founded a world-renowned school to help people with similar issues.