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Brain: The neuroconstructivist approach

Annette Karmiloff-Smith

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines how the Williams syndrome (WS) brain in particular and atypically developing brains in general differ from the typical brain in terms of structure, function, physiology, and ... More


Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex: Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions

Stephen Lomber and Jos Eggermont (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528999
eISBN:
9780191723926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528999.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The brain has a remarkable ability to adapt in the event of damage — in many cases shifting responsibility for specific cognitive functions to other non-damaged brain regions. This ‘plasticity’ can ... More


Cell Death

Stevens K. Rehen and Jerold J.M. Chun

in Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183139
eISBN:
9780199865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

The importance of cell death in the formation of the central nervous system has become well established over the past several decades. Understanding cell death in the developing brain is one of the ... More


Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The notion that neurons in the living brain can change in response to experience—a phenomenon known as “plasticity”—has become a major conceptual issue in neuroscience research as well as a practical ... More


Reflection: Faculties and Neuroenhancement

Saskia K. Nagel

in The Faculties: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199935253
eISBN:
9780190247201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935253.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This final Reflection looks at our natural desire to enhance our mental states, and improve upon them. Humans have tried many methods of enhancing mental states including psychoactive substances ... More


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