Two great books on NEUROPLASTICITY:
1) Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain
Sharon Begley; Ballantine Books; 2007.
2) The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity
and the Power of Mental Force;
Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D. and Sharon Begley;
Brain Wiring - see the 3D grid
Published on Mar 28, 2012
No tangles! The human brain's connections turn out to be a an orderly 3D grid structure with no diagonals. 2D sheets of parallel fibers cross at right angles -- " like the warp and weft of a fabric." The first pictures from the most powerful brain scanner of its kind reveal an "astonishingly simple architecture." This diffusion spectrum image of a whole human brain came from the new Connectom scanner, part of the NIH's Human Connectome Project. Source: Van Wedeen, M.D., Martinos Center and Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Medical School
Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our "connectome," and it's as individual as our genome -- and understanding it could open a new way to understand our brains and our minds.
TED Talk by Sebastian Seung
Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
By: Sebastian Seung (Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Physics at MIT)
2012; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Press - Boston - NY
A great web-based program for brain training: