Synapses and nervous system plasticity

IB Biology: Synapses and nervous system plasticity

A short video introduces the concept that multiple synapses are formed by developing neurons in the fetal brain. Those synapses that are not used do not persist and neural pruning removes unused synapses, by pruning the dendrites or axons of neurons. Students complete some notes about IB details using a worksheet. A second video explains the role of nervous system plasticity, the ability to change with experience and...

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