FUNCTIONAL RESERVE By N., Sam M.S. - 26 A degree to which the brain is able to adapt functionally to a brain injury. Thought to depend on such factors as age, preexisting intellect, education and physical status of the brain. FUNCTIONAL RESERVE: "Functional reserve is how well a brain can adapt." Related Psychology Terms HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) CHILD PSYCHIATRY Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Intelligence Across the African-American and Latino Cultures ORGANICISM (Organic Viewpoint) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL RESERVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-reserve/ (accessed January 28, 2023).