neuroplasticity

noun
neu·​ro·​plas·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-pla-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce neuroplasticity (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Interestingly, SSRIs also increase neuroplasticity, a fact that science has known for some time. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 11 June 2022 The reason psychedelic drugs have been found to alleviate symptoms of depression and PTSD in clinical trials, it is thought, is due the signaling of the 5-HT-2A receptor, which sparks what’s called neuroplasticity. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Human neuroplasticity extends far beyond childhood. Thomas Curwenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 The reason psychedelic drugs have been found to alleviate symptoms of depression and PTSD in clinical trials, it is thought, is due the signaling of the 5-HT-2A receptor, which sparks what’s called neuroplasticity. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 To widen our understanding of neuroplasticity -- the brain’s ability to adapt to new, unexpected challenges. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2022 Olson has discovered 1,000 novel compounds—all non-psychedelic but based on psychedelic molecules and still trigger neuroplasticity. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 The reason psychedelic drugs have been found to alleviate symptoms of depression and PTSD in clinical trials, it is thought, is due the signaling of the 5-HT-2A receptor, which sparks what’s called neuroplasticity. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Children live in a constant state of neuroplasticity that is much more akin to the psychedelic state than the adult state of mind. Natan Ponieman, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of neuroplasticity

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Neuroplasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroplasticity. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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neuroplasticity

noun
neu·​ro·​plas·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-pla-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce neuroplasticity (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroplasticity

: plasticity sense 4 neuroplasticity, the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, something Western science once thought impossible.Time

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