1 edition of Cerebral plasticity found in the catalog.
Leo M. Chalupa
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Leo M. Chalupa ... [et al.].|
|LC Classifications||QP363.3 .C467 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 415 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||415|
|LC Control Number||2010030465|
Arguably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience since scientists first sketched out the brain’s basic anatomy, this revolutionary discovery, called neuroplasticity, promises to overthrow the centuries-old notion that the brain is fixed and unchanging. The brain is not, as was thought, like a machine, or “hardwired” like a computer. The book is written in lay terms, the chapters are nice and short, and there's not even one picture of the brain as in most of these neuroscience books. This is not a bad thing. Part 1 is about how your brain is not hard-wired, but soft-wired and that your brain is a work in progress. There are stories of people who changed as they aged.4/5.
The malleable brain. Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re-wire itself. Without this ability, any brain, not just the human brain, would be unable to develop from infancy through to adulthood or recover from brain injury. Lecture 8: Brain Plasticity. Developmental Plasticity • Neuroplasticity is any change in neuronal form or function • Primate fetal brains contain % more axons than adult primate brains. Corpus callosum: % more axons • During gestation there are widespread changes in type and location of cells and.
Due to a property known as brain plasticity (or neuroplasticity), your brain is constantly changing. The discovery of this capacity of the brain to change has been heralded as the most important neuroscience breakthrough in years. Let’s look at why brain plasticity is so important and what you can do to enhance it. Results. We discuss in details five patterns of neuroplasticity expressed by the developing brain: 1) developmental plasticity which is further classified into normal and impaired developmental plasticity as seen in syndromic autism spectrum disorders, 2) adaptive (experience-dependent) plasticity following intense motor skill training, 3) reactive plasticity to pre and post natal CNS injury Cited by:
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Chapters treat normal development and the influences of environmental manipulations; cerebral plasticity in adulthood; and underlying mechanisms of plasticity.
Other chapters deal with plastic changes in neurological conditions and with the enhancement of plasticity as a strategy for brain : Hardcover.
Chapters treat normal development and the influences of environmental manipulations; cerebral plasticity in adulthood; and underlying mechanisms of plasticity. Other chapters deal with plastic changes in neurological conditions and with the enhancement of plasticity as a strategy for brain cturer: The MIT Press.
Cerebral Plasticity. A survey of Cerebral plasticity book latest research, covering such topics as plasticity in the adult brain and the underlying mechanisms of plasticity.
In Soft-Wired, Dr. Michael Merzenich--a world authority on brain plasticity--explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan, and how you can take control of that process to improve your life/5().
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Many scientists believe that achieving a fundamental understanding of what underlies neuronal plasticity could help us treat neurological disorders and even improve the learning capabilities of the human brain.
This volume offers contributions from leaders in the field that cover all three approaches to the study of cerebral plasticity. "Brain Plasticity" is a short, easy-to-understand book.
It clearly states wHat it all about, and what we can do to improve the brain's function. I was taught when I was young that brain cells /5.
The book that I’m going to review is The Brain that Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge, M.D. Doidge is a Canadian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has also conducted research based on topics such as neuroplasticity and psychotherapy by: The Brain That Changes Itself has sold over 1 million copies and is now in over countries, and chosen by the Dana Brain Foundation’s Journal Cerebrum, from among books on the brain in English, as the best general book on the brain.
It, and The Brain’s Way of Healing, are both New York Times Bestsellers, and #1 Bestsellers in Canada. Using personal stories from the heart of this neuroplasticity revolution, Dr.
Doidge explores the profound implications of the changing brain for understanding the mysteries of love, sexual attraction, taste, culture and education in an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at human possibility and human.
There are few books devoted to the topic of brain plasticity and behavior. Most previous works that cover topics related to brain plasticity do not include extensive discussions of behavior.
The first to try to address the relationship between recovery from brain damage and changes in the brain that might support the recovery, this volume includes studies of humans as well as laboratory.
The Brain that Changes Itself discusses the (apparently controversial) subject of neuroplasticity. Although many of its claims seem perfectly intuitive (through mental This book /5.
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary review, Neural Plasticity and Memory: From Genes to Brain Imaging provides an in-depth, up-to-date analysis of the study of the neurobiology of memory. Leading specialists share their scientific experience in the field, covering a wide range of topics where molecular, genetic, behavioral, and brain imaging techniques have been used to investigate how cellular Cited by: 1.
Brain Plasticity publishes peer-reviewed Original Articles, Reviews and Short Communications on all aspects of neurogenesis, gliogenesis and synaptic plasticity, from development to the adult.
This includes research articles or reviews on modifications to neural circuits in the developing and adult brain, whether by learning or physical activity, spine formation, changes in neural structure.
Neural plasticity--the brain's ability to change in response to normal developmental processes, experience, and injury--is a critically important phenomenon for both neuroscience and psychology. Increasing evidence about the extent of plasticity--long past the supposedly critical first three years--has recently emerged.
Neural Plasticity offers the first succinct and lucid integration of this 5/5(1). In addition to these cellular and molecular studies of plasticity, a good deal is now known about the plasticity of cortical maps and of the receptive field properties of cortical neurons.
Until the late s, it was assumed that significant reorganization of cortical circuitry happened primarily during early postnatal development. This conclusion was based on the evidence for critical Author: Dale Purves, George J Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, James.
Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, or neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change continuously throughout an individual's life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time.
The aim of neuroplasticity is to optimize the neural. A survey of the latest research, covering such topics as plasticity in the adult brain and the underlying mechanisms of plasticity. The notion that neurons in the living brain can change in response to experience—a phenomenon known as "plasticity"—has become a major conceptual issue in neuroscience research as well as a practical focus for the fields of neural rehabilitation and.
Plasticity peaks in childhood, a time when our brains are primed to change in response to experiences. There are two kinds of plasticity: experience-expectant and experience-dependent. In experience-expectant plasticity, external inputs during critical developmental windows guide normal development of the brain.
This book offers contributions from leaders in the field that cover all three approaches to the study of cerebral plasticity. Chapters look at normal development and the influences of environmental manipulations; cerebral plasticity in adulthood; and underlying mechanisms of plasticity.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a challenging disease process, both to treat and investigate. Broadly speaking, TBI consists of structural injuries or physiologic changes in brain function secondary to external forces.
1 Such injuries may result in cell death, gliotic scar formation, and/or damage from reactive oxygen species and inflammation. 1 Prior TBI population studies revealed that the Cited by: Get this from a library! Cerebral plasticity: new perspectives. [Leo M Chalupa;] -- The notion that neurons in the living brain can change in response to experience--a phenomenon known as "plasticity"--Has become a major conceptual issue in neuroscience research as well as a.This volume reviews the latest experimental and clinical research on brain plasticity.
Featuring contributions from more than eighty international experts, the book examines the brain's capacity for functional recovery after various types of injury, including traumatic or ischemic brain injury and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis.