Brain plasticity: Paradoxical case of a neurodegenerative disease?

Curr Biol. 2012 Oct 23;22(20):R884-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.017.

Abstract

A thought-provoking new study has found that symptom-free carriers of the neurodegenerative Huntington's disease present a dramatic two-fold acceleration in perceptual learning.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Huntington Disease / genetics*
  • Learning / physiology*
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*
  • Synaptic Transmission / physiology*