The brain is plastic

The brain is plastic

One of my favorite section was section #9 when we discussed experiments done by Eric Knudsen and colleagues on the barn owl. Through ingenious experiments, this research group has been able to demonstrate that neurons physically rewire with experience. These have lent experimental ground for the notion formulated by the theoretician Donald Hebb that “neurons that fire together, wire together.”

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