The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science / Norman Doidge Doidge, Norman

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Doidge, Norman
Subjects
Neuroplasticity.; Brain damage - Patients - Rehabilitation.; Case Reports
Audience
Adult
Summary
A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge 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 stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.--From publisher description.
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Read associated articles: Activity-dependent plasticity, Edward Taub, Is Google Making Us Stupid?, Michael Merzenich, Silver Spring monkeys, The Brain That Changes Itself
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https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/26609311
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26609311

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