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neuroplasticity

[noo r-oh-pla-stis-i-tee, nyoo r] /ˌnʊər oʊ plæˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyʊər/
noun
1.
the capacity of the nervous system to develop new neuronal connections:
research on neuroplasticity of the brain after injury.
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the brain's natural ability to form new connections in order to compensate for injury or changes in one's environment; also called [brain plasticity], brain malleability

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1978-83

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