What is Visual Plasticity

Visual plasticity is the visual system’s ability to change, repair, adapt, and optimize its resources in response to physiological changes (eg. visual rehabilitation or visual perceptual training), injuries (eg. stroke or concussion), new environmental demands (eg. starting a new job as a pilot or artist), and sensory experiences.

(Pascual-Leone 2005)

What are the principles of visual rehabilitation?

When it comes to learning a new skill it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to master the so-called “10,000-hour rule”, which many musicians may be familiar with. It takes a long time and months of practice for the brain to learn a skill it never had or one it lost due to a brain injury.