Neuroplasticity refers to the capacity of the nervous system to modify its organization such that the nervous system can be shaped by environmental input. The ability for the brain to change is likely a general feature of the nervous system’s response to environmental changes. We see this in learning and the formation of new memories as well as during development. The brain has the capacity to undergo change in many different methods, including its physical and electrochemical properties. I will discuss how neural plasticity is an underlying property that guides not only development but the formation of our memories, which often define who we are. With this understanding we will better comprehend what makes us.
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