Now days, “Brain Plasticity” is a term used in psychology and neuroscience. It refers to the ability of the nervous system to modify its structure and its way to functioning throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to recover and restructure itself from disorders and injuries, such as those that occur in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, cognitive impairment, among others.
The recovery of the nervous system is possible thanks to three capacities of our nervous system:
- Neurons manage to establish new connections with each other thanks to learning.
- Nervous system generates periodically new neurons.
- Brain stops using damaged parts by old age and uses other healthy parts.