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="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Marlene Behrmann</a> from <a href="" 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="" 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="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Cell Reports</a>.</i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p>