Astrocytes help transition the brain from a highly plastic state to one that is more stable.
Some neurons have the ability to detect and compensate for neighboring neurons, while others do not. The findings shed new light on synaptic plasticity.
A new series of studies review the roles neuroplasticity and neurogenesis play in alcohol addiction and recovery.
Glutamate is first released near the AMPA-type glutamate receptors, then released near the NMDA-type receptors immediately after the first signal to activate the switch for synaptic plasticity.
The ability to foster and form secure interpersonal attachments can mitigate some of the genetic risks associated with PTSD.
Repeatedly administered tactile simulation over a sustained period of time alters neural processing of the hand area in the brain. The observable changes over time illustrate neuroplasticity and shed new light on the process of learning.