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describing a material that can be shaped through bending or other force


an ability to change such as the brain's ability to change how it processes information or an organism's ability to respond to varying environments
  • Maranda manages well without the left half of her brain because of a phenomenon we call plasticity.
    p. 150.6
  • In plasticity, functions once governed by a set of cells in the brain are taken over by another set of cells.
    p. 150.7
  • That's why plasticity only works in children.
    p. 151.2

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