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Neuroplasticity: Implications for Development and Education


by Rita G. Rudel 1978

"Neuroplasticity" is a term that has been used to refer to the capacity of the brain to recover from the effects of damage. One could reasonably include under neuroplasticity changes that underlie learning or adaptation to rearrangement, but as Teuber has stated, "there is trouble enough with the concept of plasticity as defined by claims for repair or readjustment of central connections postnatally in mammals.'' At the human level, it is often difficult to define "damage," let alone the determination of the effects of damage on recovery.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 77, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 6, 1978, p. 269-307
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21569, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:35:09 AM

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