BRAIN RESERVE CAPACITY

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRAIN RESERVE CAPACITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brain-reserve-capacity/ (accessed January 20, 2020).
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