"How Learning Braille Changes Brain Structure Over Time"

Summary: A study of people learning to read braille reveals how white matter reorganizes itself across different brain regions and timeframes to meet the brain’s needs.

White matter in somatosensory areas strengthened steadily over the course of the training. But white matter in the visual cortex did not reorganize until halfway through the training, the point where the Braille words start to take on semantic meaning. White matter in both regions went back to the pre-training level two and a half months after the training ended.

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