By On July 29th, 2005

What is Brain Plasticity?

Brain plasticity is one of the hottest topics in neuroscience research. The brain’s regenerative and flexible capacities are only now being observed and understood, but the field is expected to yield monumental findings in the future. Neuroscience consultant Kenneth A. Wesson explains:

“Cortical plasticity refers to the brain ability to continue exercising its flexible nature by allowing different areas of the brain to change as a result of experiences it gets in the outside environment. The brain is sturdy, delicate and flexible. A child’s early interactions directly impact the ways in which the brain gets physically connected or how it gets “wired-up” initially.”

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