States Academic Press
Medical Science - Neuroscience & Neurology
A person’s hidden cognitive potential or capacity within a particular set of situations is termed as cognitive plasticity. Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity refers to the capacity of the neural networks of the brain to develop and reorganize. The two major types of neuroplasticity are functional neuroplasticity and structural neuroplasticity. The capacity of the brain to adapt and alter the neurons’ functional attributes is termed as functional neuroplasticity. Structural neuroplasticity is used to define the ability of the brain to alter its neuronal connections. On the basis of structural neuroplasticity, new neurons are continuously produced and integrated into the central nervous system. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to cognitive and brain plasticity. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. The book is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.