RE: neural plasticity

From: Michael Vassar (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2006 - 09:34:58 MDT

Actually, here are much better articles. Obviously, the recovery is far
from total. It's probably very premature to see whether any major
behavioral adaptations have been lost. This is complicated by the fact that
a mature brain may have all sorts of connections all over which might
encourage relatively normal behaviors to emerge even if the structures
originally bringing those connections about are lost. Think of how long it
took to determine that lobotomy seriously impaired people's practical

>From: "Michael Vassar" <>
>Subject: neural plasticity
>Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 11:03:29 -0400
>This is a strange article. It suggests that neural plasticity is much
>greater than I had expected, and that adaptations related to the
>neurological functions relevant to basic cogntion are surprisingly
>self-organizing and are almost exclusivley at the microscopic level of
>neural columns rather than the regional level. Of course, we don't know
>how normal this guy's behavior will now be.

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