- Growth of new nerve cells (neurons)
- Shrinking of neurons from disuse
- Increasing or decreasing the number of connections per neuron
- Laying down or losing layers of insulation (myelin). This layer improves the speed of nerve conduction
- Substitution of an injured part of the brain with an already functioning area. The new area takes on new capacities
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What is neuroplasticity?
David Hanscom, MD, Neck & Spine Surgery, answeredNeuroplasticity is the term that refers to the ability of the brain to adapt and change. Unless your brain is appropriately stimulated, this is not necessarily a positive process. Several of the ways it can occur are:
What is neuromuscular efficiency?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredAccording to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, neuromuscular efficiency refers to the ability of the nervous system to properly recruit the correct muscles to produce and reduce force as well as dynamically stabilize the body’s structure in all three planes of motion.
What is agnosia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by the inability to recognize and identify objects or people. People suffering from agnosia may have difficulty recognizing the geometric features of an object or face, or may be able to perceive geometric features, but not know what the object is used for, or whether a face is familiar or not. Agnosia can be limited to one sensory modality, such as vision or hearing. For example, a person may have difficulty recognizing an object as a cup, or identifying a sound as a cough. Agnosia can result from strokes, dementia, developmental disorders, or other neurological conditions. It typically results from damage to specific areas in the occipital or parietal lobes of the brain. People with agnosia may retain their cognitive abilities in other areas.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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