Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at University of California, San Francisco and is co-founder and chief scientific officer of Posit Science. A pioneer in brain plasticity research, Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant in the 1980s. His latest book, Soft-Wired, focuses on how the new science of neuroplasticity should change how we think.
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