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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