Happy 2011! From today’s NY Times, Oliver Sacks on real-life examples of rapid neuroplasticity is here.

He is talking about functional (i.e. phenomenological) brain plasticity as reflected in his patients. What is remarkable about modern neuroscience is the growing scaffolding from molecular changes through neuronal morphological dynamics and onto cell assembly dynamics that reflects the budding of a theory for how the phenomenon happens. That’s the good news from neuroscience.