The term plasticity had been used to describe different types of change associated with the neuron and its synapses
▹ Ability of the brain to rearrange the connections between its neurons
▹ Experience를 자주, 다양하게 해야지만 이루어짐
▹ 본인이 active하게 느끼고 participation 해야지 plasticity가 이루어짐
▹ Plastic changes are fundamental events that occur spontaneously during development or in response experience and/or to injury in the immature or mature nervous system
▹ Important in compensating for brain damage by allowing the brain to create new networks of neurons
▹ These local changes to brain structure depend on the environment and represent an adaptation to it.
2009.1.17 보바스 소아특강 (임선규 강사. Development and neural plasticity)