Deeper Brain Plasticity: Changing Neurons

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Brain plasticity is generally understood to mean that networks of neurons can reorganize themselves under a variety of conditions. A new study from Harvard Stem Cell Institute shows that individual neurons themselves may turn from one form of neuron into another in a living animal brain. Moreover, “neighboring neurons recognize the reprogrammed cells as different and adapt by changing how they communicate with them.” Articles about the study and the study itself have been linked in Neuro-Psych as listed here:

Neurons reprogrammed in animals

Neurons Can Be Changed from One Type Into Another from Within the Brain

Instructing Perisomatic Inhibition by Direct Lineage Reprogramming of Neocortical Projection Neurons

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