Synaptic plasticity (i.e., changes in the structure or biochemistry of synapses that alters postsynaptic receptors) has been demonstrated most frequently in which psychological phenomena:
Experience stimulates the production of ____________ to produce brain plasticity in the form of enduring structural changes
c) neurotrophic factors
The patient known as H.M. demonstrated which important aspects of amnesia?
a) Plasticity in recovering from significant brain damage; importance of past experience in forming memories; reliance of emotional regulation on frontal cortex
b) Involvment of the hippocampus in memory; ability of one kind of learning, such as mirror drawing, to survive amnesia affecting other kinds of learning.
c) Importance of youth in surviving major brain damage; dependence of brain plasticity on the Y chromosome.
d) Confirmation of the amygdala as a “fear center” and of prefrontal cortex as a inhibitor of the amygdala.
The role of neural reorganization in recovery of function after brain damage can be described as
a) controversial, but it is assumed to play some role
b) recently well-understood
c) well-understood only in lower mammals
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