Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense

What comes to your mind when you think of language? It might be grammar or maybe literature. Or that one language you always wanted to learn but never found the time for (yet!). But lay back for a moment. Think about the wondrous fact that by reading these lines, the arbitrary symbols called letters create … Continue reading Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense

Neuroplasticity – A brain with(out) boundaries

The human brain is able to modify itself. For years, it has been believed that the brain was unalterable. Or, rather, that after a critical developmental period in childhood, the adult brain was a static and unchangeable organ. Although it is true that our brain circuits have greater plasticity at an early age and that this … Continue reading Neuroplasticity – A brain with(out) boundaries