There are flexible brain regions with allegiances that change through time. “That flexibility seems to be the factor that predicts learning,” says Bassett. “So, if you are very flexible, then you will end up learning better on the second day, and if you are not very flexible, then you learn less…”A brain’s flexibility is determined by how different areas of the brain link up in different combinations…
Researchers collected brain imaging data from people performing a motor task, and then analyzed the data using new computational techniques…The computational methods analyze “multilayer networks”, in which each layer might represent a network at one snapshot in time, or a different set of connections between the same set of brain regions. These layers are combined into a larger mathematical object, which can contain a potentially huge amount of data and is difficult to analyze.
Gail Gallessich (Futurity) | Brain’s flexibility predicts learning