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* Neuroplasticity
Research on Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to structurally and functionally change itself. This ability allows humans to effectively overcome damage to certain parts of their brain. It also brings to knowledge that there is not one specific region of the brain responsible for a certain sense. Neuroplasticity allows humans to develop new habits based on their experiences and thus exemplifies the ability of the brain to dynamically evolve over time.
Research on Monkeys
There has been considerable research on monkeys that has yielded results. These results include observations of change the neurological pathways of their brains. This evidence has concluded that the brain truly does have elasticity.
Testing on Humans
Neuroplasticity has been proven in humans as well. More evidently in blind people who through the use of machinery have been able to see. Here is an example of this experiment: “machine was one of the first and boldest applications of neuroplasticity.”[11] The patient sat in an electrically stimulated chair that had a large camera behind it which scanned the area, sending electrical signals of the image to four hundred vibrating stimulators on the chair against the patient’s skin. The six subjects of the experiment were eventually able to recognize a picture of the supermodel Twiggy. (Doidge, Norman (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the frontiers of brain science. New York: Viking. ISBN 9780670038305.)
'''Has this Technology been successful in practice?'''

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