Review of plasticity, suggests the balance of plasticity and homeostasis more important than the link with age. Balance increases with age. Less chance of poor outcomes from brain insults with increased balance.
Kennard has been given little acknowledgement for her other work - looked at the effects of other factors on plasticity, such as the location of a lesion, without neuroimaging to help.
Anderson, Spencer-Smith, and Wood (2011)
Argued that although critical periods seem to apply to V1, not necessarily appropriate for other modalities. Suggests 'recovery continuum', that takes into account other factors as a more appropriate approach, rather than assuming youth=plasticity.
Acceptance of adult neurogenesis may be part of a paradigm shift in how we view plasticity and stability of the human brain.
Woosley and Wann (1976)
Demonstrated plasticity of the somatosensory cortex in mice. When whiskers removed, the cortical barrels of the remaining whiskers expands.
Qi et al. (2000)
Showed reorganisation of primary motor cortex in adult macaque monkeys with long-standing amputations of fingers