The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

[stories of Personal Triumph From the Frontiers of Brain Science]

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"Fascinating. Doidge's book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain." -- Oliver Sacks. The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains -- even into old age -- is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in four centuries. In this revolutionary look at the brain, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed. Introducing principles we can all use as well as a riveting collection of case histories -- stroke patients cured, a woman with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, learning and emotional disorders overcome, IQs raised, and aging brains rejuvenated -- The brain that changes itself has "implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history" (The New York times).
Publisher: [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2008.
ISBN: 9781423368045
1423368045
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Additional Contributors: Bond, Jim
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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

A fascinating, albeit some what repetitive look at how the human mind works and changes.

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carhawley
Nov 06, 2013

While there was some fascinating info on the ability of say a stroke-damaged brain to right itself with exercise and persistance, I was not able to listen to all the CDs in the set. This was due to the various descriptions of scientific experiments on chimpanzees and rats. For example, the top of a chimp's skull was sawed off so that electrodes could be inserted in his brain to test what????how his motor activities align with prompts from the wires stuck there. In another experiment a chimp's fingers were sewn together for another test of motor skills.

I don't care what kind of fascinating research you come up with--none of justifies this kind of cruelty especially to retrieve results that any kindegarten child could figure. The cruelty is only outdone by the absurdity of it all. If this is what passs for science these days, count me out!!!!!!

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colincolin
Dec 30, 2011

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DalysJ
Mar 01, 2011

Interesting concepts, but a bit of a yawn at times.

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