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The brain auditions different cells when learning a task, some don't make the cut

07:34 EST 14 Nov 2017 | Science Daily

For decades, neuroscientists have wondered how the brain can continue to learn new skills without needing to grow in size or volume over a person's lifetime. Evidence suggests that the number of brain cells -- neurons, synapses, and glial cells -- does initially increase as we're learning, but many are eventually pruned away or assigned to other roles.

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