The brain auditions different cells when learning a task, some don't make the cut

For decades, neuroscientists have wondered how the brain can continue to learn new skills without needing to grow in size or volume over a person's lifetime. Evidence suggests that the number of brain cells - such as neurons and glial cells - does initially increase as we're learning, but many are eventually pruned away or assigned to other roles. Researchers in Germany and Sweden present this theory November 14 in the review journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

The brain auditions different cells when learning a task, some don't make the cut

For decades, neuroscientists have wondered how the brain can continue to learn new skills without needing to grow in size or volume over a person's lifetime. Evidence suggests that the number ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

The brain auditions different cells when learning a task, some don't make the cut, Tue 14 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

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