Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To provide with new wiring: rewired the old house.
  • intransitive v. To install new wiring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To replace or reconnect the wires of a device or installation.
  • v. To change the functionality of something by altering the parameters or logic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. provide with new wiring

Etymologies

re- +‎ wire (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, in my book Rapid Evolution, I suggest to readers that we need to "rewire" ourselves ... for our rapid evolution.

    Alexia Parks: Rennie Davis 3.0

  • To increase neuroplasticity (the continual ability of the brain to "rewire" itself) and neurogenesis (the formation of new nerve cells), brain stimulation is vital.

    Alvaro Fernandez: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Brain Health

  • Researchers say long-term intensive stroke rehabilitation therapy, with or without robots, takes advantage of the brain's neuroplasticity -- the ability of the brain to "rewire" itself and compensate for lost function after damage.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • There is a growing body of research that connects neuroscience to leadership - and one of the more fascinating discoveries is that the brain can "rewire" itself based

    WN.com - Articles related to Science shows that women need more sleep

  • These assisted body movements helped the stroke-damaged brain learn to compensate for the lost function and begin to "rewire" itself, the study authors explained in a news release from Brown University.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The intensive therapy tested in the study, with or without robots, takes advantage of neuroplasticity - the ability of the adult brain to "rewire" itself.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The latest refrain in popular science is that 'your brain is plastic', that experience has the potential to 'rewire' your brain, and that many previous mysteries in cognitive can be explained by 'neuroplasticity'.

    Mind Hacks

  • With little regard for any actual evidence, pundits like Baroness Susan Greenfield, former Director of the Royal Institution, claim that video games negatively "rewire" our brains, even instigating the financial crisis.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Jared has been through hours of occupational and physical therapy in the 18 months since his stroke, while doctors tried to help him "rewire" his brain and regain mental and physical skills.

    ParentDish

  • The researchers used their new cellular model to genetically 'rewire' two of the HCN channels.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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