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The Brain That Changes Itself (US ed.)

The Brain That Changes Itself (US ed.)

Author: Norman Doidge
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What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge's inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Reviews

aMind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff with implications for all human beings.a
a"The New York Times"
aA remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.a
aOliver Sacks
aThe power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility.a
a"The New York Times"

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143113102
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : November 2008
  • : 214mm X 141mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 427
  • : Norman Doidge
  • : Paperback
  • : 612.82