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William Saletan marvels:

What you see in Giffords is what researchers are learning about the mind. right now, at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 30,000 humans are swarming around the Washington, D.C., convention center, exchanging the latest discoveries about neurons, receptors, and circuits. what they’re finding everywhere is plasticity. The brain isn’t built once. It rebuilds itself, day after day, editing a network of 100 trillion synapses that absorb, represent, and manage experience. It makes us who we are. and, when necessary, it remakes us. just ask Gabby Giffords.

Moving video of Gifford's incredible recovery here.

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