Psych M.D. - Plasticity


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Term: Plasticity
Definition (Myers): the brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments on the effects of experience on brain development
Definition (alternative): an intelligence factor that determines the ease of changing ones perception of a situation for finding a new solution to a problem.*
Contextual explanation: Plasticity enable the brain to change when it is needed. This happens frequently with blind people. There occipital lobe, the back of the head, is not much needed; thus the other part of the brain, for example, the temporal lobe take a part of the occipital lobe. These parts of our brain constantly fight for a bigger place to develope.
Plasticity - The Neuron
Related terms and concepts: Occipital lobe, Temporal lobe, Split brain, Frontal lobes
Plasticity - The Neuron
Related websites:
http://www.memoryzine.com/neuroplasticity.htm
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1223479/child_without_right_hemisphere_but_can_walk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasticity
Plasticity
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/plast.html
Edited by: Julie



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