APA 6th Edition
Demarin, V. & MOROVIĆ, S. (2014). Neuroplasticity. Periodicum biologorum, 116 (2), 209-211. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369
MLA 8th Edition
Demarin, Vida and SANDRA MOROVIĆ. "Neuroplasticity." Periodicum biologorum, vol. 116, no. 2, 2014, pp. 209-211. https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Demarin, Vida and SANDRA MOROVIĆ. "Neuroplasticity." Periodicum biologorum 116, no. 2 (2014): 209-211. https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369
Demarin, V., and MOROVIĆ, S. (2014). 'Neuroplasticity', Periodicum biologorum, 116(2), pp. 209-211. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369 (Accessed 30 September 2022)
Demarin V, MOROVIĆ S. Neuroplasticity. Periodicum biologorum [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2022 September 30];116(2):209-211. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369
V. Demarin and S. MOROVIĆ, "Neuroplasticity", Periodicum biologorum, vol.116, no. 2, pp. 209-211, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/126369. [Accessed: 30 September 2022]
Neuroplasticity can be defined as brain’s ability to change, remodel and
reorganize for purpose of better ability to adapt to new situations. Despite the fact that the concept of neuroplasticity is quite new, it is one of the most important discoveries in neuroscience. The fact is that neural networks are not fixed, but occurring and disappearing dynamically throughout our whole life, depending on experiences. While we repeatedly practice one activity such as a sequence of movements or a mathematical problem, neuronal circuits are being formed, leading to better ability to perform the practiced task with less waste of energy. Once we stop practicing a certain activity, the brain
will redirect these neuronal circuits by a much known ‘use it or lose it’
principle. Neuroplasticity leads to many different occurrences, such as habituation, sensitization to a certain position, medication tolerance, even recovery following brain injury.
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