Brain plasticity origins of human abilities and disabilities
Adaptable brain: February 7, 1995
Decade of the brain
Judd, Lewis L., presenter
Merzenich, Michael M., speaker
Library of Congress, sponsoring body.
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.), sponsoring body.
Decade of the Brain Symposium 1995 : Washington, D.C.)
[Bethesda, Md.] : [National Institute of Mental Health], 1995
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Part of a series dedicated to highlighting advances in neurosciences and brain research, this lecture is part of Symposium VI: the Adaptable Brain, with Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. There is a sign-language interpreter translating his lecture. Merzenich's research examines changes in the brain that account for people's neuro-behavioral differentiations and the self-organization of the brain. Organization, or "learning," is something the brain does constantly, not something that begins and ends in adolescence. This is evidence of ongoing brain plasticity. Dr. Merzenich describes experiments with monkeys that help demonstrate this. One of the goals of his research is to learn more about physical and learning disorders in connection with cortico-plasticity.
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