Brain plasticity & Functional recovery after trauma Essay Plan

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Describe and evaluate evidence of plasticity and functional recovery after trauma in the brain (16 marks)

A01 - Brain Plasticity

Definition - tendancy to adapt and change as result of learning and experiences 

Synaptic pruning (thought to be restricted to childhood, recent research says anytime throughout life time) - strengthening of frequent used synaptic connections, deletion of rarely used.

Maguire research - greater grey matter in london taxi drivers hippocampus than control group. This part associated with spatial skills, showing brain alteration 

A01 - Functional Recovery 

Functional recovery


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