"The plasticity of our synapses brings into harmony two philosophies of the mind that have for centuries stood in conflict: empiricism and rationalism" (Carr 28).
"The repeated actions were a means of coaxing his neurons and synapses to form new circuits that would take over the functions once carried out by the circuits in the damaged area in his brain" (Carr 30).
Michael Bernstein was able to make a full recovery after suffering a severe stroke throw experimental therapy that used growing ideas of the malleabeality and plasticity of the adult human brain.
"That was certainly how I felt when I bean to worry that my use of the Internet might be changing the way my brain was processing information" (Carr 38).
Carr connects the entirety of the chapter and all the various experiments to his own research and the book's central ideas.