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•  The plasticity of the nervous system allows it to change with experience

Neuroplasticity describes the capacity for the nervous system to change and rewire its synaptic connections

  • Neuroplasticity enables individuals to reinforce certain connections (learning) or circumvent damaged regions

This adaptive response is achieved via two primary mechanisms – rerouting and sprouting

  • Rerouting involves creating re-establishing an existing nervous connection via an alternative neural pathway
  • Sprouting involves the growth of new axon or dendrite fibres to enable new neural connections to be formed

This reorganisation of the architecture of the nervous system enables memory retention and learning

Mechanisms of Neuroplasticity


TEDx Talk: Neuroplasticity

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