, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 3-27
Date: 18 Jun 2004

Neural plasticity: changes with age

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Summary.

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.