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Thursday, August 26, 2004

About A Brain 

A few brainy surprises appeared today, which doesn't really come as a surprise, since we know so bloody little about how all that grey goo does what it does. Anyone who tells you otherwise has never really studied neuroscience, or is delusional. This will be in multiple posts, because I don't want one huge one.

The conventional wisdom, up until this study is replicated, has always been that the adult brain is much, much less plastic (adaptable and changble) than the pre-adult brain. The press release is very short on details, but this is really fascinating. I want to understand the 'rewiring' process, especially...anyone know anything more?

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