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#askMIT: Why Don't We Use All of Our Brain Cells?

2 minutes 56 seconds

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Hannah Laccarino, a graduate student in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, answers questions about the importance of brain cells. She also discusses what happens to the brain cells not used. Part of the "#askMIT" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 56 seconds

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