Friday, August 24, 2012

Reasoning Training (LSAT Preparation) Alters Brain Structure

This post from Science Daily caught my attention. 

“Intensive preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) actually changes the microscopic structure of the brain, physically bolstering the connections between areas of the brain important for reasoning, according to neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley….

The new study shows that reasoning training does alter brain connections, which is good news for the test prep industry, but also for people who have poor reasoning skills and would like to improve them. The findings are reported today (Wednesday, Aug. 22) in the open access journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.” 

Hat tip @SoloPracticeU

(dkh)


 

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