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Marian C. Diamond, Student of the Brain, Dies

Marian C. Diamond, a neuroscientist who overturned long-held beliefs by showing that environmental factors can change the structure of the brain and that the brain continues to develop throughout one's life, died on July 25 at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 90.... Dr. Diamond studied the brains of nine stimulated rats and found that all of them had thicker cerebral cortices than their stimulus-deprived counterparts.
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