Recently Natasha Mitchell did an excellent two-part All in the Mind podcast about brain plasticity. In Part 1, she interviewed Jeffrey Schwartz, MD and Norman Doidge, MD. Dr. Schwartz is the author of The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, and Dr. Doidge wrote the recent bestseller,The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science.
In Part 2, Mitchell interviews Dr. Doidge further. One of the topics they explore is the "dark side" of plasticity. Since neuroplasticity is a dynamic, competitive process, it is actually a factor in how we form our habits, both good and bad . This interview is an excellent follow-up to the interview Dr. Doidge did for the Brain Science Podcast back in Episode 26.
You can listen to the podcasts and get transcripts at the All in the Mind website.