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3 - 4 June 2016

Neural Plasticity Workshop: Insights from Deafness and Language


Wellcome Collection (link Map)
183 Euston Road | London | NW1 2BE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

During infancy, there are discrete periods during which the brain has an enhanced capacity for reorganisation in response to environmental inputs: the ‘sensitive’ periods of brain plasticity. Traditionally, it has been thought that reorganisation after a sensitive period is not possible. However, recent research has shown that plasticity is a property of both the developing and adult brain, and that functional recovery after the close of sensitive periods is possible.

Integrating animal and human models, and insights from the study of deafness and language, in this workshop we will discuss mechanisms of brain plasticity throughout the lifespan, its impact on perception and cognition, and the current and future applications for functional adaptation.

This is a free event but you need to register in advance via the link below


Prof Bencie Woll and Dr Velia Cardin
b.woll@ucl.ac.uk or velia.cardin@gmail.com


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