What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Concept


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What is the term that is used to refer to when connections within the brain are either removed or strengthened?

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1. What is the term that is used to describe the dying off of neurons?

2. What is another term for neuroplasticity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet duo, you will be examined on your understanding of the strengthening or removal of brain connections, the dying of neurons, neuroplasticity's synonymous term, synaptic pruning, and the cells neuroplasticity affects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be a bit more particular, you will be assessed on the following with this practice:

  • Examples of cells affected by neuroplasticity
  • The definition of synaptic pruning
  • Another term for neuroplasticity
  • What the dying off of neurons is
  • The term that refers to connections within the brain being either strengthened or removed

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the brain's functions in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding neuron activity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related neuroplasticity lesson

Additional Learning

Want to know more about neuroplasticity? Take a look at our accompanying lesson by the title of, What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Concept. The lesson will cover things such as:

  • How neuroplasticity works
  • Neural activity in depressed brain
  • Neuroplasticity's relationship with mood disorders