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Experience may shape brain structure. Recent studies in which brain connections were traced in monkeys who had learnt a new skill or recovered from an injury suggest that extensive rewiring is possible, even in the adult brain.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2006.12.022

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

20/02/2007

Volume

17

Pages

R141 - R144

Keywords

Animals, Brain, Brain Injuries, Haplorhini, Learning, Models, Neurological, Neural Pathways, Neuronal Plasticity