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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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Re-opening Windows (Critical Periods)-Dana Foundation

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"The brain acquires certain skills—from visual perception to language—during critical windows, specific times in early life when the brain is actively shaped by environmental input. Scientists like Takao K. Hensch are now discovering pathways in animal models through which these windows might be re-opened in adults, thus re-awakening a brain’s youth-like plasticity. Such research has implications for brain injury repair, sensory recovery, and neurodevelopmental disorder treatment. In addition, what we know today about these critical windows of development already has enormous implications for social and educational policy."

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Never Too Late to Learn

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Norman Doidge reviews Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning by Gary Marcus....Neuroplasticity is the property of the brain that allows it to change its structure and function through mental experience....

The question thus inevitably arises: What ambitious kinds of learning might we, as adults, undertake? Is the brain plastic enough, say, for a 39-year-old adult without any apparent musical skill to learn an instrument and become a musician? In "Guitar Zero," the cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus sets out to answer this question by using himself as a guinea pig.

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New video: Neuroplasticity - Day's Edge Blog » Day's Edge Blog

New video: Neuroplasticity - Day's Edge Blog » Day's Edge Blog | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
RT @Mind_Update: http://t.co/kWrd7Wqz Awesome short film about #neuroplasticity from Society for Neuroscience video contest.
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Brain Plasticity

From the Discovery Channel: About brain plasticity, and the ability to "reinvent ourselves" throughout life. (video)


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To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm | SharpBrains

To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm | SharpBrains | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
We are the architects and builders of our own brains. The human brain is continually altering its structure, cell number, circuitry and chemistry as a direct result of everything we do, experience, think and believe.
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