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The Brain That Changes Itself : Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780143113102
  • ISBN-10: 0143113100
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2007
  • Page Count: 427
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: James H. Silberman Books

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