Imaging learning: the search for a memory trace.

@article{Fields2011ImagingLT,
  title={Imaging learning: the search for a memory trace.},
  author={R. Douglas Fields},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          185-96
        }
}
Learning is associated with structural changes in the human brain that can be seen and studied by MRI. These changes are observed in gray matter and surprisingly also in white matter tissue. Learning a wide range of skills, from sports, computer games, music, and reading, to abstract intellectual learning, including classroom study, is associated with structural changes in appropriate cortical regions or fiber tracts. The cellular changes underlying modifications of brain tissue during learning… CONTINUE READING
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