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The Brain That Remade Itself

Doctors removed one-sixth of this child’s brain — and what was left did something incredible

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II put my hand on a bishop and slide it several squares before moving it back. “Should I move a different piece instead?” I wonder to myself.

“You have to move that piece if you’ve touched it,” my opponent says, flashing a wry grin.

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