Learning “Sculpts” Brain Connection

March 31, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Spontaneous brain activity measurably changes after a person learns a new task.

Spontaneous brain activity formerly thought to be "white noise" measurably changes after a person learns a new task, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Chieti, Italy, have shown [Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106:17558-17563].

Scientists also report that the degree of change reflects how well subjects have learned to perform the task.  Read the rest of this entry →

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