Sunday, October 17, 2010
The passing of information in neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is the brain trying to reorganize itself. This reorganization is due to local changes in that area of the brain and is dependent on stimulation in areas where information is processed. “Synapses are specialized junctions between multiple neurons or between neurons and other cells they interact with. Synapse formation, strength, and modulation are all dependent on... electrical activity generated by release of chemical neurotransmitters.”(Moskowitz,C. 2009).
Information is processed in 3 ways:
1) Selecting neurons (nerve cells). Neurons make new or different connections with other neurons.
2) Changing connections could happen by the brain using other areas to compensate for the lost of one area.
3) Releasing more neurotransmitter which leads to increasing the firing rate of neurons.