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MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

June 22, 2018

MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Our brains are famously flexible, or “plastic,” because neurons can do new things by forging new or stronger connections with other neurons. But if some connections strengthen, neuroscientists have reasoned, neurons must compensate lest they become overwhelmed with input.

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