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    The human brain develops slowly, long after birth. Even the adult brain displays plasticity. What are the benefits of the ability to mold a brain physically to adapt to an environment? This job discusses some examples of how this would be adaptive.

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    Plasticity refers to how circuits in the brain change--organize and reorganize--in response to experience, or sensory stimulation

    1. Improving functionality after brain damage due to any kind of trauma
    2. Improving learning skills - "practice makes perfect" is a good example of the fact that constant performance of a task improves the ability to do the task due to strengthening of neuronal connections. An added convenience is mere thinking about task performance has the same ...

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    Neuroplasticity is briefly illustrated.