Neural plasticity: changes with age
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- Nieto-Sampedro, M. & Nieto-Díaz, M. J Neural Transm (2005) 112: 3. doi:10.1007/s00702-004-0146-7
Changes in the number, type and function of nervous system connections, in the morphology and function of glia and in neuron-glia interactions, are at the basis of vertebrate adjustment to changing environmental and physiological conditions. Collected under “neural plasticity”, these age-dependent changes underlie adaptations apparently as different as the physiological response to dehydration or learning, and its electrophysiological and morphological correlates.