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Practice makes plasticity

Nature Neurosciencevolume 21pages16451646 (2018) | Download Citation

Landmark papers in 2005 and 2009 provided the first evidence of links between development, training, and white-matter plasticity in humans, contributing to a shift in our understanding of brain wiring that has inspired fundamental research into the role of genes, the environment, and the mechanisms underlying training-related plasticity.

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  1. Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    • Christopher J. Steele
  2. Department of Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

    • Christopher J. Steele
  3. Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    • Robert J. Zatorre

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