A Lesson on Brain Adaptability


Another TEDTalk, this time from 2004. "Michael Merzenich studies neuroplasticity—the brain's powerful ability to change itself and adapt—and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones." He blogs at On the Brain. In this video, he explains a bit about how the brain develops and how it can be retrained.

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