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

Norman Doidge


PUBLISHED: 31st January 2008
ISBN: 9780143113102
ANNOTATION:
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries- old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, "The Brain That Changes Itself" will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2008
ISBN: 9780143113102
ANNOTATION:
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries- old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, "The Brain That Changes Itself" will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Annotation

An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries- old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, "The Brain That Changes Itself" will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Publisher Description

An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries- old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, "The Brain That Changes Itself" will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Author Biography

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher on the faculty at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York, as well as an author, essayist, and poet. He is a four-time recipient of Canada's National Magazine Gold Award. He divides his time between Toronto and New York.

Review

"Mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff with implications for all human beings." -"The New York Times"

"A remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain." -Oliver Sacks

"The power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility." -"The New York Times"

Product Details

Short Title
BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF
Pages
427
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
James H. Silberman Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143113100
ISBN-13
9780143113102
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-01-31
Author
Norman Doidge
Residence
US