While we can’t regenerate limbs, might our brains have greater plasticity than commonly thought? In episode 36, Marlene Behrmann from Carnegie Mellon University, discusses her 3-year longitudinal investigation of a young boy who had the region of his brain which recognizes faces removed, but regained this ability through neural plasticity. Her article “Successful Reorganization of Category-Selective Visual Cortex following Occipito-temporal Lobectomy in Childhood” was published with multiple co-authors on July 31, 2018 in Cell Reports.

Plasticity & Face Recognition - Marlene Behrmann
Plasticity & Face Recognition - Marlene Behrmann
Plasticity & Face Recognition - Marlene Behrmann Plasticity & Face Recognition - Marlene Behrmann
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Marlene Behrmann in EEG helmet

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Hosts / Producers

Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh

How to Cite

Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Behrmann, M.. (2018, November 14). Parsing Science: Plasticity & Face Recognition. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7343879

Music

What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

Transcript

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