WeGo Innovate presents “Knowing It” featuring Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe. His expertise covers various aspects of neuroscience, with special interest in how the brain changes in response to experiences. On the “Knowing It” series, he will be focusing on neuro-facts to dispel the myths and limitations we put on ourselves. Read below Dr Thomas A. Tagoe’s introduction on his neuro-facts feature.
Your Brain Is Dynamic, Do You Know Its Full Capabilities?
The human brain is amazing, arguably the most complex structure in the universe. Yes, the universe is vast, the oceans are deep and some physics problems do not appear to make any sense; but we are yet to understand very basic things about the brain. Like why are some people left handed and others right handed – no one knows!.
We use the brain to study everything else around us so it’s a good idea to better understand how it works. What if we are not using our brain properly? This is the question that first led me to enter neuroscience over 10 years ago. During that time, I have learnt many things, some so strange I would never have imagined. Like did you know you can have only half a brain and still live a normal life?
Every year, neuroscientists from all over the world discover new things some which you can use to improve your memory and others which can help us cure diseases. Join me here on the “Knowing It” series starting from Monday 15 January, 2018 and every other Monday to share amazing facts about the brain, dispel some myths and leave you appreciating how uniquely special your own brain is.
Bio of Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe:
Dr. Thomas A. Tagoe is a lecturer at the Physiology Department of the University of Ghana. His expertise covers various aspects of neuroscience, with special interest in how the brain changes in response to experiences. Thomas holds a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Leicester and has multiple international publications to his name. He is also a science communicator with a passion to share science with others, this has led to features on CNN, BBC, JOY Prime and regular appearances on the StarrFM science based show, The Horizon. Thomas also oversees operations at GhScientific, an organisation he co-founded to help others build capacity in science, technology, engineering and math through public engagement and outreach activities.