Continuous Connectivity Helps with the Brain's Neuroplasticity

Dr. Van Wedeen explains that unlike a telephone switchboard where each wire is unique with no relation to the wires around it, wires or areas in the brain have similar jobs or functions to their neighboring areas, making neuroplasticity possible.

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Posted on BrainLine March 18, 2013.

Produced by Brian King, Vicky Youcha, and Lara Collins, BrainLine.

About the author: Van Wedeen. MD

Van Wedeen, MD is associate professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School, assistant neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and director of Connectomics at Martinos Center, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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