Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
- brain plasticity
- The potential for, or ability of, neurons or brain systems to modify functionality based on experiences. The degree to which brain function can be modified is a question of high interest, particularly for addressing topics including recovery from brain damage, responsiveness to intervention, learning, and skill acquisition.
- Broca's area
- The region of the brain functionally associated with spoken language production discovered by Paul Broca in the late 19th century. Disorders arising from damage to the left inferior frontal cortex, as classically defined, most typically involve difficulty in using language (i.e., expressive) with the preserved ability to understand (i.e., receptive) language.