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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by  Norman Doidge - Hardcover - Later prt. - 2007 - from Abacus Bookshop and Biblio.com

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

by Doidge, Norman

Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket


New York: Viking. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2007. Later prt.. hardcover. 8vo, 427 pp. .

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.




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