Intense Prep for Law School Admission Test Alters Brain Structure
Exerpts from: ScienceDaily (Aug. 22, 2012)
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.
The results also suggest that LSAT training improves students' reasoning ability by strengthening the connections between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
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