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How rapidly does learning shape our brains? A new study in this issue of Neuron by Sagi et al. (2012) that uses diffusion magnetic resonance imaging in both humans and rats suggests that just 2 hr of spatial learning is sufficient to change brain structure.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2012.03.001

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

22/03/2012

Volume

73

Pages

1058 - 1060

Keywords

Animals, Brain, Brain Mapping, Female, Humans, Learning, Male, Neuronal Plasticity