n. the capacity of brain tissue which remains healthy to take over functions of those which are damaged or diseased. Thus, a brain of higher reserve would have a greater threshold before clinical signs of deficit and impairment show. See recovery of function.

BRAIN RESERVE CAPACITY: "What is known about brain reserve capacity so far is that the brain does have a capacity for recovery and repair, and perhaps, for telepathy or clairvoyance too."
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