Does Brain Plasticity Increase After a Head Injury?

(healthline) – Brain plasticity, also called neuroplasticity, refers to the brain’s ability to adapt its structure and function in response to changes, such as a head injury or aging. Brain plasticity also involves the formation of new connections between neurons (brain cells).

The brain’s ability to reorganize these features after an injury affects the nature of post-injury recovery.

The severity of the injury goes a long way toward determining how the brain responds. But it’s often possible to boost brain plasticity with interventions and rehabilitation during the healing process. CONTINUE