neuroplasticity


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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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Psychiatrist Paul Bach-y-Rita's most notable work was in the field of neuroplasticity.
Neuroscientists explain how neuroplasticity occurs with the saying, "neurons that fire together, wire together".
Improvement in these cognitive exercises and the need for increased difficulty denoted higher neuroplasticity.
Applying the principles of neuroplasticity, a brain of a child who is constantly being read to, spoken to in an intellectual manner, offered educational toys, given the opportunity to explore and interact with nature, being exposed to music and art .
The processes involved in neuroplasticity include the production of new neurons, or brain cells (neurogenesis) and the formation of new connections among brain cells.
While Doidge's first book introduced the reader to the major scientists who challenged previous dogma insisting that the adult brain could not alter its functional characteristics, his new book, The Brain's Way of Healing, emphasizes the application of neuroplasticity to treating complex neurological illnesses with behavioral treatments.
See's determination, and his brain's neuroplasticity, made his musical recovery possible.
While the brain's ability to change, neuroplasticity, is part of the problem, it's also the key to the solution -- if the brain can change for the worse, it can also change for the better.
The new research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates that tCDS therapy increases neuroplasticity in adults, meaning that developed brains are able to be reorganised and rewired in a similar way to those that are still developing.
Thanks to neuroplasticity - the brain's amazing ability to reorganise and create new neural pathways - it seems that regular mindfulness can literally change the structure of your brain.
Paul Bach-y-Rita of the University of Wisconsin, 3D tactile printing is based on the concept of neuroplasticity.
Neuromod's non-invasive mutebutton device uses bi-modal neuromodulation via simultaneous auditory stimulation in the ear and sensory stimulation on the tongue to promote positive changes in neuroplasticity in parts of the brain implicated in tinnitus.