The loss of receptors deactivates their sensory area and regions of the brain that further process its information. The deactivation prompts a cortical reorganization that tends to reactivate the deactivated parts of the brain and to reutilize their potential. The cortical reorganization redirects and reconnects the available sensory inputs and compensates for the lost sensitivity. The replacement of the lost sensory input in perception is an artificial generalization so the loss of receptors fosters the abstract reasoning. The rate and direction of the cortical reorganization depends on environmental conditions. The diagram represents the general mechanism of cortical reorganization that loss or receptors triggers.