FUNCTIONAL RESERVE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 BRAIN TRAUMA BRAIN DAMAGE TWO-WAY FACTORIAL DESIGN, TWO-FACTOR THEORY PEER GROUP CONTEXTUAL SUBTHEORY PROSOPAGNOSIA BRAIN TRAUMA ANOSOGNOSIA FORENSIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY FUNCTIONAL REORGANIZATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL RESERVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-reserve/ (accessed October 14, 2019).