FUNCTIONAL PLASTICITY By N., Sam M.S. - 81 1. Adaptive change. 2. Ability of one part of our brain to adapt to losing another part. One hemisphere will do the job of both if one needs to be removed. FUNCTIONAL PLASTICITY: "Functional plasticity allows our brain to adapt to injury." Related Psychology Terms CEREBRAL CORTEX HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) CHILD PSYCHIATRY BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) FRANZ, SHEPHERD IVORY ORGANICISM (Organic Viewpoint) BRAIN DISORDERS FROMM, ERICH (1900—) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL PLASTICITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-plasticity/ (accessed December 5, 2022).