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Expansion and Renormalization of Human Brain Structure During Skill Acquisition
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI). Neuroscience Research Centre of Lyon (CRNL), France.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI).
Number of Authors: 42017 (English)In: Trends in cognitive sciences, ISSN 1364-6613, E-ISSN 1879-307X, Vol. 21, no 12, p. 930-939Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Research on human brain changes during skill acquisition has revealed brain volume expansion in task-relevant areas. However, the large number of skills that humans acquire during ontogeny militates against plasticity as a perpetual process of volume growth. Building on animal models and available theories, we promote the expansion-renormalization model for plastic changes in humans. The model predicts an initial increase of gray matter structure, potentially reflecting growth of neural resources like neurons, synapses, and glial cells, which is followed by a selection process operating on this new tissue leading to a complete or partial return to baseline of the overall volume after selection has ended. The model sheds new light on available evidence and current debates and fosters the search for mechanistic explanations.

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2017. Vol. 21, no 12, p. 930-939
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Neurosciences Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149955DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2017.09.008ISI: 000415138300005PubMedID: 29149999OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-149955DiVA, id: diva2:1170366
Available from: 2018-01-03 Created: 2018-01-03 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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