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Brain Regions Can Switch Functions

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Younger Brains Are Easier to Rewire — Brain Regions Can Switch Functions
ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2010) — A new paper from MIT neuroscientists, in collaboration with Alvaro Pascual-Leone at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, offers evidence that it is easier to rewire the brain early in life. The researchers found that a small part of the brain’s visual cortex that processes motion became reorganized only in the brains of subjects who had been born blind, not those who became blind later in life.

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