Michael Merzenich

Growing evidence of brain plasticity

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Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function.

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Michael Merzenich · Neuroscientist

Michael Merzenich studies neuroplasticity — the brain's powerful ability to change itself and adapt — and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones.

Michael Merzenich studies neuroplasticity — the brain's powerful ability to change itself and adapt — and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones.