The Brain That Changes Itself
Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
By (author) Norman Doidge
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Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
Book DescriptionAn 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 transformedpeople 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780670038305
(229mm x 160mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 5-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman Doidge
Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity, Paperback (January 2017)
Brain's Way of Healing, Paperback (January 2016)
Explores the advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing. This book discusses a series of recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and more.
Woman Who Changed Her Brain, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
Previously published in hardcover: New York: Free Press, 2012.
Brain That Changes Itself, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Norman Doidge
A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole; we find that our thoughts can switch our genes on and off.
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Author Biography - Norman Doidge
Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times bestselling author. He is on the Research Faculty atColumbia University s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York, and on the faculty at the University of Toronto s Department of Psychiatry.He and his work have been profiled and cited in, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, Melbourne Age, The Guardian, The Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Psychology Today, O The Oprah Magazine, and the National Review."
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