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Neuroplasticity Basics - Chapter Summary
This chapter enables you to easily and effectively grasp the meaning of neuroplasticity and the impact age has on this process. Find out how much you understand about these concepts by taking this chapter's short quizzes and practice exam. Any questions you develop during your review of the lessons can be submitted to our experts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Analyze the basics of neuroplasticity
- Explain how age impacts our neurons
- Summarize the impact age has on the autonomic nervous system
1. What is Neuroplasticity? - Definition & Examples
Is your brain preprogrammed and unchangeable or adaptive and malleable? As you watch this video, you'll explore how the brain, a more resilient and resourceful machine than any computer, responds to damage and new experiences.
2. How Age Affects Our Neurons: Major Changes & Their Effects
This lesson briefly explores the process of aging at a cellular level. The neuron is the most vital component of the brain and follows a particular path when aging.
3. How Age Affects Our Autonomic Nervous System: Changes & Examples
In this lesson, we will look at the autonomic nervous system. We'll focus on areas such as reflex and sensations, expanding our understanding of how these change over time.
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