Highly plastic cerebral cortex, which many areas are not yet committed to specific functions, but has a high capacity for learning. If a part of the cortex is damaged other parts can take over tasks.
-In infants and young children, parts of brain are not yet specialized.
- -Recover better from brain injury
- -language recovers better than spatial skills
- -still have some problems with complex mental skills
-Older children, even adults have some plasticity