Plasticity and reorganization of the uninjured brain.

  title={Plasticity and reorganization of the uninjured brain.},
  author={Nestor A Bayona and Jamie Bitensky and Robert William Teasell},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  volume={12 3},
Brain capacity is dependent not so much on the number of neurons but on the number of synaptic connections with functional connections that develop over a lifetime of genetic programming and life experiences. In the uninjured human brain, cortical reorganization that occurs in response to learning and experience is referred to as brain plasticity. Motor learning and complex environments result in a greater number of synapses and an increase in dendritic branching, whereas repetitive movements… CONTINUE READING