What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains


When we learn, we form new pathways in the brain. Each new lesson has the potential to connect new neurons and change our brain’s default mode of operation. Neuroplacity is the process that takes place in the brain when we learn. Two main types of neuroplasticity:

  • Structural neuroplasticity, in which the strength of the connections between neurons (or synapses) changes.
  • Functional neuroplasticity, which describes the permanent changes in synapses due to learning and development.


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