White Matter Structure Changes as Adults Learn a Second Language

@article{Schlegel2012WhiteMS,
  title={White Matter Structure Changes as Adults Learn a Second Language},
  author={Alexander A. Schlegel and Justin J. Rudelson and Peter U. Tse},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={1664-1670}
}
Traditional models hold that the plastic reorganization of brain structures occurs mainly during childhood and adolescence, leaving adults with limited means to learn new knowledge and skills. Research within the last decade has begun to overturn this belief, documenting changes in the brain's gray and white matter as healthy adults learn simple motor and cognitive skills [Lövdén, M., Bodammer, N. C., Kühn, S., Kaufmann, J., Schütze, H., Tempelmann, C., et al. Experience-dependent plasticity of… CONTINUE READING