ASG Rapid brain change and long-term outcomes
The brain’s capacity for change has proven much larger than earlier believed. Experience can shape the structure of our brains on an observable level within seconds to minutes rather than weeks or months as it was previously assumed. We know much less about the cellular mechanisms underlying these plasticity processes and how these rapid effects relate to long-term changes and learning ability. Predicting outcomes is important if we are to understand why we respond to education differently, or if we want to know why some patients respond to a particular intervention in a clinical setting whilst others do not.
This Theme consists of member from the faculties of Medicine, Humanities, Social Sciences and Faculty of Engineering. Our common denominator is a keen interest in brain plasticity and a knowledge that combines work on both animals and humans, using novel imaging techniques.
Johan Mårtensson (Coordinator)
Researcher at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology
Faculty of Medicine, Lund University