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Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form new connections—as well as eliminate old ones—throughout life. In previous generations, people often believed that the neural connections of the brain were fixed by a certain age. We now know that the brain continues to develop and rewire itself throughout life and that experience can change the brain’s structure and functioning.
"A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen" -- surprising results that suggest blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities.
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer