: to provide or connect (something) with wire again;
: to replace the electrical wiring of (something, such as a building or electronic device)
: to make lasting and usually beneficial changes to the neurological or psychological functioning of (a person or brain)
—not used technically
- The injured brain, moreover, can rewire itself.
- —Joan Didion
- Not only do studies show that meditation is boosting their immune system, but brain scans suggest that it may be rewiring their brains to reduce stress.
- —Joel Stein
- … nearly nine out of 10 adult smokers started smoking by age 18; nicotine can rewire youths' brains, making heroin and other opioids even more addictive.
- —Delia DeRiggiWhitton
- Can you rewire yourself? I went back through pivotal points in my life, when one should be happy.
- —Kim Korson