The Fantastic Plastic Brain

It’s one of the most extraordinary discoveries of the 20th century. Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity is the finding that the brain can change, that new brain cells are constantly being born and dying, that new connections form, and that the internal structure of the existing synapses can change.

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Juggle for a Bigger Brain

It's no longer just a party trick. Juggling, and probably other visual skills that take time to master, increase the size of your brain. That’s the conclusion of German researchers, which throws down the gauntlet to the mainstream view that the size of the adult brain does not change at all except when it is confronted by ageing or disease.

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