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BOLD: Genes and brain plasticity

by Ami Citri May 15 / 18

Can we change how experiences are encoded and thereby modify our behavior?

“William James, the famous physician-scientist, once commented that since children grow into “walking bundles of habits,” they should be very careful which habits they acquire.

As we go about our lives, our brain continuously records interactions with the surrounding world, in the process creating behavioral patterns that can become deeply ingrained and semi-automatic. Sometimes these patterns may even develop into phobias and restricted behaviors that limit our interaction with the world. This, I believe, is what William James was warning us about.”

Read the full blog by CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Ami Citri on BOLD.

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