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When the brain looks imperfect: An example of neuroplasticity as seen in a patient with arachnoid cysts - a case study

Agnieszka Rojczyk, Aleksandra Dziewanowska, Agnieszka Maryniak
Clinical Neuropsychologist 2019 March 20, : 1-11

OBJECTIVE: This study presents a case of a teenager (J.J.) prenatally diagnosed with large arachnoid cysts which did not allow parts of his brain to develop correctly. It aims to establish whether the congenital malformation affected the boy's cognitive development.

METHOD: In order to assess his cognitive development, the authors analyzed J.J.'s medical history, interviewed him and his parents and conducted neuropsychological examination.

RESULTS: Despite major parts of his brain undeveloped, the boy achieved average to outstanding scores in all tests.

CONCLUSIONS: The scores achieved by J.J. suggest that normal development of cognitive abilities is possible even for a person whose central nervous system differs structurally from what is expected in a healthy subject.


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