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Two studies show the importance of education in brain development

2 August 2010

Two papers published in Brain on Monday 26 July, show the importance of education in the development of the brain, both in childhood and in old age.

The first study shows that education, although it cannot protect against the development of dementia, can lessen the impact of dementia on the brain.

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Published in Brain, Advanced Access, 26 July, 2010.

The second study suggests that early language development can have long-reaching effects on reading and language behaviour later in life.

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Published in Brain, Advanced Access, 26 July, 2010.



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