brain plasticity

Did you know your brain changes every day? The brain's ability to change is called plasticity. Every time you learn and experience new things, new connections form between neurons. And the more you do something, the stronger those connections become. The brain can also change if it's impaired or injured. It can "reorganize" itself, so healthy parts of the brain can take on new functions.

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