In rare cases, neurological conditions require that half of a child’s brain be removed. “Whenever we looked at their brain scans, we’d go, ‘Wow, this brain really shouldn’t be able to work,’” points out scientist Ralph Adolphs. But thanks to the remarkable plasticity of the human brain, they do. Even with half a brain, those children often learn the skills required to become functional adults.

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