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Dyslexia May Be the Brain Struggling to Adapt

The Smithsonian – Ben Panko

“For a lump of fat, the human brain is surprisingly flexible. As you learn new words, skills or patterns, your brain adapts to access that information more easily by making new or strengthened connections between neurons. By practicing piano or studying math, you are paving these pathways that allow you to recall what you learned quickly and sometimes even unconsciously. The brain’s remarkable ability to rewire itself throughout a person’s life is known as plasticity—and neuroscientists consider it an invaluable cognitive asset.”(more)

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