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How The Brain Changes

How The Brain Changes

In 2000, brain scans showed that London cab drivers had developed physical changes in their brains as a result of their daily activity of constantly using their working memory. Their hippocampus was actually bigger compared to non taxi drivers of the same age. This is an example of the 'use it or lose it' principle.

Plasticity is the term for this process, the brains ability to shape and mould itself in response to stimuli.

Environmental enrichment has been demonstrated in studies showing physical changes in neural circuits through experience.

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