The Human Brain is Plastic

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Learning alters the structure of our brains at a cellular level. Actually, our brains never stop changing, which enables us to store more and more information. Watch to find out more fascinating facts about your brain.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The very process of learning changes the structure and physiology of our brains. 00:55

  2. By the time you're 3-years-old each neuron in your brain is connected to other neurons by up to 15,000 synapses. 01:55

  3. Memory is a key component for learning. 03:19

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