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neuroplasticity

(no͝or′ō-plăs-tĭs′ĭ-tē, nyo͝or′-)
n.
The ability of the brain to change in structure or function in response to experience.

neu′ro·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

neuroplasticity

[-plastis′itē]
the capacity of the nervous system for adaptation or regeneration after trauma.

neuroplasticity

(nūr″ō-plăs-tĭs′ĭ-tē)
The ability of the nervous system to adapt to trauma or disease; the ability of nerve cells to grow and form new connections to other neurons.
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The study concluded that the observed signal changes, shown in fMRI scans following the intervention, were the result of cortical plasticity.
Massed practice versus massed practice with stimulation: effects on upper extremity function and cortical plasticity in individuals with incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.
In the present study, we have selected this classic behavioral paradigm to test the hypothesis that cortical plasticity will begin to fail at a lower neurotoxicant dose than will the gross maturation of cortex.
Mechanisms of sleep-dependent consolidation of cortical plasticity, Marcos Frank
The team used an animal model of cortical plasticity - the making and breaking of neural connections in response to life experiences.
For example, the University of Texas researchers' work focuses on the imaging of changes in cortical plasticity as a function of impairment severity in children with cerebral palsy.
For the study, the researchers used an experimental model of cortical plasticity - the rearrangement of neural connections in response to life experiences.
The potential for affecting cortical plasticity in patients with chronic aphasia to enhance speech-language therapy outcomes is exciting for the field of speech and language pathology and for stroke rehabilitation in general.