Meaning of neuroplasticity in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnjʊərəʊplaˈstɪsɪti/


mass noun
  • The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury.

    ‘neuroplasticity offers real hope to everyone from stroke victims to dyslexics’
    • ‘A non-invasive brain stimulation technique was also used to obtain a measure of the participants' neuroplasticity.’
    • ‘Neuroplasticity researchers have demonstrated that our brains are indeed malleable.’
    • ‘Our chronic headache patients did not get better at the task and there were no associated changes in the brain, suggesting impaired neuroplasticity.’
    • ‘"We needed to find a way to measure neuroplasticity without the task depending on the amount of effort the person was putting in."’
    • ‘Aerobic exercise can enhance neuroplasticity which can increase the improvements gained as a result of remedial practice.’