Parsing Science: Plasticity & Face Recognition

While we can’t regenerate limbs, might our brains have greater plasticity than commonly thought? In episode 36, Marlene Behrmann from Carnegie Mellon University, discusses her 3-year longitudinal investigation of a young boy who had the region of his brain which recognizes faces removed, but regained this ability through neural plasticity. Her article “Successful Reorganization of Category-Selective Visual Cortex following Occipito-temporal Lobectomy in Childhood” was published with multiple co-authors on July 31, 2018 in Cell Reports.


https://www.parsingscience.org/2018/11/13/marlene-behrmann/