Neuroplasticity, which is often phrased as neural plasticity, refers to a series of neural networks in the brain. Neural networks in the brain can change, reorganize, and grow depending on experiences that people have. Sometimes, these changes can take place in only a few paths. In other cases, systematic adjustments can be made, including cortical remapping. Some of the biggest examples of neuroplasticity include learning a new ability, being exposed to environmental influences, and going through psychological stress. Originally, researchers thought that neuroplasticity could only take place during childhood. Now, research has uncovered that neuroplasticity can take place in adults as well. At the same time, the brain of a child has a greater degree of neuroplasticity than an adult brain, which is why the brains of children can recover more from brain damage when compared to adult brains.

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