Neurosurgery and Neuroplasticity
It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both adult and pediatric patients. Dependent upon the nature of the injury or disease a neurological surgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care. Neuroplasticity is being denoted as the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment. Brain reorganization takes place by mechanisms such as "axonal sprouting" in which undamaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed.
- Track 1-1 Paediatric Neurosurgery
- Track 2-2 Robotic Neurosurgery
- Track 3-3 Synaptic Pruning
- Track 4-4 Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
- Track 5-5 Brain Machine Interface