TITLE

Know your OWN MIND

AUTHOR(S)
Sutton, Guy
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
People Management;4/17/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
An interview with Guy Sutton, director of Medical Biology Interactive, is presented. When asked how much do humans know about the way in which the brain works, he states that humans have witnessed outstanding advances in their understanding of the workings of the human brain. He claims that the adult brain is capable of change. He states that the most dramatic changes in the brain relate to the ability of nerve cells to form new connections with other nerve cells.
ACCESSION #
32024761

 

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