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Touching the Brain

Researchers discover evidence of brain plasticity in patients a number of years after suffering strokes which cause permanent brain damage.
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Balancing Old and New Skills

A new computational model explains how the brain can learn new tasks while remembering what it has already learned.
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How Video Games Like Super Mario Can Benefit the Brain

Playing video games causes increases in brain regions responsible for memory formation and strategic planning, researchers have discovered. The findings could prove relevant in developing new therapeutic interventions for psychiatric illnesses.