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

neu′ro·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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As many of our study participants lost their hand in adulthood, we find that our brains can adapt at any age, which goes against common theories that brain plasticity depends on development early in life," said the study's first author, Fiona van den Heiligenberg.
Research on brain plasticity supports the assumption that the environment can shape brain structure and function.
We look forward to a future where auditory perceptual training software that has been inspired by principles of brain plasticity, not audiological testing, is packaged with new advances in these listening devices,' he said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.
Dr Nouri said sleep fulfils brain functions such as energy conservation and restoration, clearance of metabolites, and promotion of brain plasticity.
DARPA is funding eight efforts at seven institutions in a coordinated research program that focuses initially on the fundamental science of brain plasticity and aims to conclude with human trials in healthy volunteers.
She was eventually able to read and understand more books than ever before-which, apparently, promotes brain plasticity.
Several studies have confirmed the hypothesis that sleep contributes to processes of memory consolidation and brain plasticity.
Scientists have been surprised by the discovery that magnesium plays an essential role in supporting brain plasticity, which is the sign of a youthful, flexible brain primed for optimal learning, memory, and cognitive function.
Or antidepressants could have a biological effect, such as reducing production of amyloid beta or affecting neurogenesis and brain plasticity.
It has awarded $16 million over the next four years to support research on implantable devices that promote brain plasticity and reanimate paralyzed limbs.
Part 1 'The Changing face of intervention in infants with cerebral palsy' sets the tone of the text with a brief historical context which leads into discussion on understanding weakness due to impaired muscle activation and lack of motor control; advances in diagnosis, brain plasticity, motor development and active learning and skill acquisition.