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An Owl's Early Lessons Leave Their Mark On The Brain

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March 6, 1998
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Lessons learned early in life can, at least in owls, leave a permanent mark in the brain. The mark allows an adult owl to re-learn a task that it learned early in life, though the same task can never be learned by an adult who has not had such training as a juvenile.

STANFORD -- Lessons learned early in life can, at least in owls, leave a permanent mark in the brain. The mark allows an adult owl to re-learn a task that it learned early in life, though the same task can never be learned by an adult who has not had such training as a juvenile.


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