What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples


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1. What are the symptoms people with Broca's aphasia have?

2. What does the term neuroplasticity refer to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Neuroscience is a complex field, but neuroplasticity is one understandable element of brain studies. These practice questions test your knowledge of the definition of neuroplasticity, Broca's aphasia and one notable man who recovered from severe brain damage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be asked to:

  • Recall details about Phineas Gage's brain injury
  • Pinpoint the disability and factors of recovery associated with Broca's aphasia
  • Define neuroplasticity
  • Note the effect of playing an instrument on the brain

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - recognize the most significant information from the lesson on neuroplasticity
  • Defining key concepts - select the definition of key terms such as neuroplasticity
  • Information recall - remember facts about the effects of disorders and daily activities on the brain

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called Neuroplasticity will give you more details about this characteristic of the brain. Read it to learn about:

  • Brain damage and its causes
  • How the brain responds to trauma
  • Specific ways in which two lobes of the brain respond to experiences
  • What neuroplasticity means for both healthy and damaged brains