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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 idea of neuroplasticity is central to your argument.
  • Invest research dollars in developing cognitive training programs that activate the kind of neuroplasticity you want.
Contemporary definitions for neuroplasticity
noun

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

Word Origin

1978-83

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