See brain plasticity.
Nerve cells that take over the function of other nerve cells that are no longer functioning
A phrase used in defining the relationship between soft tissues and injuries to the central nervous system and of the peripheral nerves.
The brainâ€™s ability, at the level of the neuron, to recover structurally and/or functionally after injury or disease.
Neuroplasticity (variously referred to as brain plasticity or cortical plasticity) refers to the changes that occur in the organization of the brain, and in particular changes that occur to the location of specific information processing functions, as a result of the effect of experience during development and as mature animals. A common and surprising consequence of brain plasticity is that the location of a given function can "move" from one location to another in the brain due to repeated learning or brain trauma.