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Changing Your Brain

Professor Eric Kandel explains how that as you view this interview - the structure of your brain is changing.
If you listen to this interview and you remember any aspect of it tomorrow, it is because genes have been switched on in your brain as a result of learning, and anatomical changes have occurred in your brain as a result of remembering.
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