Allison Sekuler is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Behaviour. She was the first to be appointed Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at McMaster University. Allison’s research challenges traditional understandings of brain development. Allison and her colleagues have explored research that continues to demonstrate that the brain retains tremendous plasticity well into adulthood and explains how the human brain processes visual information, and how that processing changes with age. She has discovered that even very brief visual experiences can produce lasting physical changes in our brains.