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Trends Cogn Sci. 2012 Feb;16(2):93-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2011.11.016. Epub 2011 Dec 27.

Culture and education: new frontiers in brain plasticity.

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  • Numerical Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada. daniel.ansari@uwo.ca

Abstract

Cognitive neuroscience has started to probe cross-cultural differences in the neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive, perceptual and social domains. Moreover, brain imaging has revealed how education changes the brain. Such research opens up a new frontier in brain plasticity research, breaking down the boundaries between neuroscience and other traditionally non-biological disciplines, resulting in many conceptual and practical implications.

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