19 April, 2011
The anatomical structure of the adult human brain can change very quickly, specifically during the acquisition of new, named categories, according to the State Key Lab’s research published in PNAS.
Kwok, V., Niu, Z., Kay, P., Zhou, K., Mo, L., Jin, Z., So, K.F., and Tan, L.H., (2011). Learning new color names produces rapid increase in gray matter in the intact adult human cortex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108 (16):6686-6688. (pdf)
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