The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science ISBN 13: 9781921215827
ISBN 10: 1921215828
Paperback; Melbourne: Scribe, 2009; ISBN-13: 978-1921215827
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Description:Brilliance Audio, 2017. Paperback. Very Good. An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centu ries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoa nalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brillian t scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives theyÂ'v e transformedÂ?people whose mental limitations or brain damage 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, I Qs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, chi ldren with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits chang ed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely movi ng, inspiring book that will permanently… Read more
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Description:Melbourne, Carlton North: Scribe Publications, 2008. Reprint ed.. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. 423 pp. This book is about neuroplasticity, or about how the brain can change itself. The author, a research psychiatrist, travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, and to meet the people whose lives have been transformed. Using personal stories Dr Doidge has written a very moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature and human potential.
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