Description

This volume of Progress in Brain Research focuses on the applying brain plasticity to advance and recover human ability.

The volume starts off discussing brain plasticity in the young, adults and old brains with follow on discussions regarding the type of neuroscience-based training that is on offer in impaired child populations as well as discussing the therapeutics involved in adults.

Key Features

  • Applying brain Plasticity and advances and recover human ability

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Introduction

Neuroplasticity

References

Further Reading

Part 1: Brain Plasticity Across the Lifespan

Chapter 1. Balancing Plasticity/Stability Across Brain Development

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Critical Periods: Pruning Circuits by Early Experience

3 Critical Period Plasticity of Excitatory and Inhibitory Circuits

4 Critical Period Triggers and Brakes

5 Critical Period Gating

6 Implications

7 Future Directions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 2. Brain Plasticity in the Developing Brain

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Stages of Brain Development

3 General types of brain plasticity

4 Factors Influencing Brain Development in the Normal Brain

5 Brain Development After Early Brain Injury

6 Unilateral Versus Bilateral Injury

7 Factors Influencing Brain Development in the Injured Brain

8 Summary

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 3. Cortical Plasticity, Excitatory–Inhibitory Balance, and Sensory Perception

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Encoding Sensory Environments in Cortical Neural Circuits

3 Effects of Neuromodulation on Plasticity in Adult Sensory Cortices

4 Commonalities and differences between developmental and adult plasticity in sensory cortices

5 Improving Perception by Manipulating Neuromodulation

6 Conclusions

References

Chapter 4. Changes in Plasticity Across the Lifespan: Cause of Disease and Target for Intervention

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Importance of plasticity for brain health across the lifespan

3 Disease as a manifestation of aberrant plasticity at different times in the lifespan

4 The use of TMS as a novel treatment strategy for neuropsychiatric disorders of plasticity

5 C

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444633347
Print ISBN:
9780444633279

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