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Showing posts with label use. Show all posts
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Use It or Lose It

The idea that the brain can be exercised and even trained to perform better is one that has long fascinated scientists and continues to be a source of heated debate today. What we know for sure is that learning is partly a function of brain cells making connections with each other as they fire, so that as we repeat a task and those cells fire repeatedly they wire together a bit like electronic circuit. When you repeat an activity, that circuit kicks in and performs better and faster than your initial attempts. It has also been observed  that different parts of the brain can be retrained. For example the visual cortex doesn't cease to function in blind people just because


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