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

 
 
 
 
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Author: Norman Doidge
ISBN 13: 9780143113102
ISBN 10: 143113100
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007-12-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 427
List Price: $18.00
 
 

An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed—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, 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.

New York Times

The power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility. Mind-bending, miracle-working, reality-busting stuff, with implications, as Dr. Doidge notes, not only for individual patients with neurologic disease but for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history.