Our brain contains more than 100 billion neurons that are surrounded by glial cells. The countless interactions between the activities of all these cells enable our body to produce powerful and dexterous movements. They also allow us to perceive a rich palette of somatic sensations. The brain is flexible enough to rearrange functions in response to the body and the environment. This flexibility could prove the key to recovering nerve function that was lost as a result of illness or injury.
We practice “rehabilitation neuroscience,” a field that will shape the neurological care of the future.