Anatomical Traces of Vocabulary Acquisition in the Adolescent Brain

  title={Anatomical Traces of Vocabulary Acquisition in the Adolescent Brain},
  author={Hweeling Lee and Joseph T. Devlin and Clare Shakeshaft and Lauren H Stewart and A. Brennan and Jen Glensman and Katherine Pitcher and Jennifer T. Crinion and Andrea Mechelli and Richard S. J. Frackowiak and David W. Green and Cathy J. Price},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={1184 - 1189}
A surprising discovery in recent years is that the structure of the adult human brain changes when a new cognitive or motor skill is learned. This effect is seen as a change in local gray or white matter density that correlates with behavioral measures. Critically, however, the cognitive and anatomical mechanisms underlying these learning-related structural brain changes remain unknown. Here, we combined brain imaging, detailed behavioral analyses, and white matter tractography in English… 

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