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plasticity
used in Gifted Hands

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

or:

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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