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Brains Cling to Old Habits When Learning New Tricks

· Creativity Tools,Neuroscience

Very interesting piece that showed that while observing activity in the brain during learning, evidence of a lack of plasticity at the neural level. That discovery and the team’s related research may help to explain why some things are harder to learn than others.

The hallmark of intelligence is the ability to learn. As decades of research have shown, our brains exhibit a high degree of “plasticity,” meaning that neurons can rewire their connections in response to new stimuli.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/brain-computer-interfaces-show-that-neural-networks-learn-by-recycling-20180327/

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