Human structural plasticity at record speed

Johansen-Berg, H., Sampaio Baptista, C. and Thomas, A. G. (2012) Human structural plasticity at record speed. Neuron, 73(6), pp. 1058-1060. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.03.001) (PMID:22445333) (PMCID:PMC3353540)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sampaio Baptista, Dr Cassandra
Authors: Johansen-Berg, H., Sampaio Baptista, C., and Thomas, A. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Neuron
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN:0896-6273
ISSN (Online):1097-4199
Published Online:21 March 2012

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