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Curr Biol. 2007 Feb 20;17(4):R141-4.

Structural plasticity: rewiring the brain.

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  • 1Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. heidi@fmrib.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

Experience may shape brain structure. Recent studies in which brain connections were traced in monkeys who had learnt a new skill or recovered from an injury suggest that extensive rewiring is possible, even in the adult brain.

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17307051
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10.1016/j.cub.2006.12.022
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