• Question: have you noticed any differences in different peoples brains or how they grow / diseases, special needs and deformities.

    Asked by Molly Thornton Putnam to Sonia on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Research has shown that say for example you are blind from birth, that the visual centre in the occipital lobe of your brain is not developed as well as the visual centre in the brain of someone who has been able to see from birth. This is because no information was coming in from the eyes to help the development of the visual centre. We have a long way to go with researching everything but we have seen how diseases and disabilities do show differences in the brain