Parsing Science: Plasticity & Face Recognition

<p>While we can’t regenerate limbs, might our brains have greater plasticity than commonly thought? In episode 36, <a href="https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/behrmannlab/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Marlene Behrmann</a> from <a href="https://www.cmu.edu/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon University</a>, 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 “<a href="https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(18)31041-6" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Successful Reorganization of Category-Selective Visual Cortex following Occipito-temporal Lobectomy in Childhood</a>” was published with multiple co-authors on July 31, 2018 in <i><a href="https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/home" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Cell Reports</a>.</i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>https://www.parsingscience.org/2018/11/13/marlene-behrmann/<br></i></p>