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WHAT IS SYNAPTIC PRUNING?
Random & Fun / 11:34 PM - Friday March 13, 2009

WHAT IS SYNAPTIC PRUNING?

Synaptic pruning is the process by which:

A. seldom-stimulated neurons are returned to an uncommitted state so they can support the development of future skills.

B. seldom-used neurons die during the peak period of synaptic growth in any brain area.

C. new synapses are formed as the result of stimulation by input from the surrounding environment.

D. neural fibers become myelinated as a result of stimulation of the brain.


- Asked by dollbaby1972, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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Please let i be A, they are used for future use! Can't stand obsolescence!

- Response by Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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A. Pruning is paring back. It doesn't make sense that neurons would die during peak synaptic growth. When dendritic connections are being made...even more synapses are created...thus neurons are also thriving. C and D are also about brain development. Only A talks about the brain at a stagnant under-utilized point.

- Response by joybird, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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wat kinda classes are you taking?

- Response by l1ttlem1sssunsh1ne, Female, 26-28

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