Introduction to Special Issue: “Current Perspectives on Neuroplasticity”

  title={Introduction to Special Issue: “Current Perspectives on Neuroplasticity”},
  author={Susan M. Rivera and Stephanie M. Carlson and Philip David Zelazo},
  journal={Cognitive Development},
Free will – an approach from the perspective of neuroscience
Free will designates the possibility of conscious and free choice of the subject, as well as his real possibility to act. The topic has a special medical and social relevance as it is directly
A Pragmatic Turn in the Study of Early Executive Functions by Object Use and Gestures. A Case Study from 8 to 17 Months of Age at a Nursery School.
It is found that, from 8 months of age, the child gave himself challenges in relation to the functional uses of objects and instruments, which suggests that the material world is particularly important in these early manifestations of EF, and teachers' interventions are essential.
Navigate Paradox in Organizations: The Implications of Combining Theory of Paradox with Practice
The search to uncover the implications of combining paradox with real life practice have led scholars into an impasse and yielded paradoxical results that are still theoretical in nature. This
A Canadian Perspective on the ‘NCLEX-RN World’: Pragmatism When the Stakes are High
The findings of this study support existing literature that a lack of content reflective of Canadian healthcare values exists in the NCLEX-RN, and must be approached pragmatically to ensure licensure of graduates with minimal disruption to the Canadian baccalaureate nursing education.


Experience and brain development.
This article considers how experience can influence the developing and mature brain and proposes a new categorization scheme based upon the type of information stored and the brain mechanisms that
Extensive piano practicing has regionally specific effects on white matter development
Positive correlations between practicing and fiber tract organization in different regions for each age period are found, and long-term training within critical developmental periods may induce regionally specific plasticity in myelinating tracts.
Navigation-related structural change in the hippocampi of taxi drivers.
  • E. Maguire, D. Gadian, C. Frith
  • Psychology, Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2000
Structural MRIs of the brains of humans with extensive navigation experience, licensed London taxi drivers, were analyzed and compared with those of control subjects who did not drive taxis, finding a capacity for local plastic change in the structure of the healthy adult human brain in response to environmental demands.
Extensive Piano Practicing has Regionally Specific Effects on White Matter Development in Autism?
The pervasive developmental disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that include autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified
Increased Cortical Representation of the Fingers of the Left Hand in String Players
The results suggest that the representation of different parts of the body in the primary somatosensory cortex of humans depends on use and changes to conform to the current needs and experiences of the individual.
Developmental psychology: A new synthesis: Body and mind
Effects of environmental complexity and training on brain chemistry and anatomy: a replication and extension.