[Nagnagnag] Plasticity

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Tue Nov 14 00:37:50 PST 2006

studying to be an MD/DO

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Louisa Reynolds wrote:

> Wow, what do you do for a living?
> Jon Whitney <turbid at turbid.com> wrote:
>  Plasticity is the brain's astounding capacity to create new connections
> and relearn information or behaviors that were lost due to seizures or
> other insults to the brain. The developing brain does this by creating new
> functional neuronal networks. The brain has the greatest plasticity in
> childhood, and the potential for plasticity diminishes over time.
> (just came across that today in my line of work...)
> jonwhitney
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