Neuroplasticity -- the capacity of the brain to rebuild, remodel, and rewire – is a compellingly simple concept. However, the details are stunningly complex and likely even more complex than we know today. The activity in the brain is very hard to see in detail. However, it gets easier over time with more powerful microscopes, new scanning technologies, more precise measuring devices, and advances made in chemistry, physics, and biology, particularly molecular biology. Understanding the brain also requires creative minds that can foresee how a specific process might work before we have the technology to prove it, such that we are inspired to build the technology to test and monitor those assumptions.
Following injury to the brain: