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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 9, 2020
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
  • Knowable Magazine
If you were blind since birth and learned how to identify objects by your sense of touch, could you distinguish those objects by sight alone if your vision was suddenly restored?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
Understanding how the developing brain grows, changes, and learns provides a fuller picture of how this complicated machine works.
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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to learn something new? It's due in part to heavy cognitive load. Learn more in this Roundup.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Tracing a star is easy, but what happens when you add a mirror?
  • BioInteractive
Teens are wired to learn — but this same wiring makes them vulnerable to addiction. Learn more in this video featuring neuroscientist Frances Jensen.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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Students can see how quickly their brain picks up a new skill using the example of code breaking.
  • Scholastic
Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
  • Mindyerbrain