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Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
PART I: BACKGROUND The Development of Neuropsychology Origins of the Human Brain and Behavior Organization of the Nervous System The Structure and Electrical Activity of Neurons Communication betweenExpand
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Harnessing neuroplasticity for clinical applications
Neuroplasticity can be defined as the ability of the nervous system to respond to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli by reorganizing its structure, function and connections. Major advances in theExpand
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Brain plasticity and behavior.
Brain plasticity refers to the brain's ability to change structure and function. Experience is a major stimulant of brain plasticity in animal species as diverse as insects and humans. It is nowExpand
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Experience and the developing prefrontal cortex
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) receives input from all other cortical regions and functions to plan and direct motor, cognitive, affective, and social behavior across time. It has a prolongedExpand
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Growth Factor-Stimulated Generation of New Cortical Tissue and Functional Recovery after Stroke Damage to the Motor Cortex of Rats
Recent studies suggest that proliferation in the adult forebrain subventricular zone increases in response to a forebrain stroke and intraventricular infusions of growth factors enhance thisExpand
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Dissociation of the medial prefrontal, posterior parietal, and posterior temporal cortex for spatial navigation and recognition memory in the rat.
Rats with lesions of the medial prefrontal, posterior parietal, or posterior temporal cortex were tested in five spatial navigation tasks, which varied in egocentric or allocentric demands, a visualExpand
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Environmental enrichment and cortical injury: behavioral and anatomical consequences of frontal cortex lesions.
Rats with large unilateral or bilateral frontal cortical lesions were placed in either isolated or enriched housing conditions for 90 d and then were compared behaviorally and neuroanatomically toExpand
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Amphetamine or cocaine limits the ability of later experience to promote structural plasticity in the neocortex and nucleus accumbens
Drugs of abuse and many other kinds of experiences share the ability to alter the morphology of neuronal dendrites and spines, the primary site of excitatory synapses in the brain. We hypothesized,Expand
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Cortical Plasticity and the Development of Behavior After Early Frontal Cortical Injury
It has been known for over 100 years that frontal lobe injury in children is often associated with considerably more functional recovery than after similar injury in adulthood. Systematic study ofExpand
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Environmental complexity has different effects on the structure of neurons in the prefrontal cortex versus the parietal cortex or nucleus accumbens
Complex housing has been used widely as a model of experience‐dependent change. Animals housed in complex environments typically show synaptogenesis throughout the sensory and motor cortex as well asExpand
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