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

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    Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times bestselling author. He is on the Research Faculty at Columbia 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 theNational Review.
    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 9780143113102
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 427
    Publisher Date 2007-12-18 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.85 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
    Edition Number 1
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Doidge, Norman
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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      This book offered many examples of people overcoming/altering some challenging conditions in their lives. It illuminates the amazing plasticity of our brains and minds (you'll find out the differences) and provides hope for people suffering from a wide range of problems. From stroke recovery to issues with addiction, this book provides a positive approach to change.

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      Very interesting and informative re new treatments for stroke/brain injured patients.Lots of research.

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