Dr Amal Al Halyan, Abeer Al Badi, Bashayer Al Hosani
Decades ago, scientists believed that the adult brain is fully formed and unchanged. However, it was found recently that the brain is adaptive and can change in both forms: physical and functional forms. This phenomenon is called (neuroplasticity). In simple terms, the neurons (i.e. brain cells) can create newer connections (i.e. physical form) and have better performance (functionality); or go the opposite way. Scientists are greatly interested in this re-wiring characteristic because …
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