• Roger N. Walsh
  • William T. Greenough
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI)


Over the past few decades, the plasticity of the brain in response to environmental Stimulation has become widely recognized. The impact of the sensory environment on the developing — and to a lesser extent, the adult — brain has been demonstrated at anatomical, biochemical, and physiological, as well as behavioral, levels. There has been a growing realization that the effects of experiential deprivation upon brain function can be as profound as those brought about by physical damage, and conversely, that certain types of Stimulation may sometimes augment development.


Brain Damage Sensory Stimulation Brain Dysfunction Perinatal Trauma Therapeutic Environment 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger N. Walsh
    • 1
  • William T. Greenough
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Neural and Behavioral Biology ProgramUniversity of IllinoisChampaignUSA

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