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

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

Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

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Published: 1st January 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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An 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 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 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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      5.0

      Fascinating read, ground breaking info.

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

        Almost everyone would know someone with a brain injury or neural disfunction, this book will at the very least, give you a better understanding of what they're going through and how, with determination, much hope is possible. I bought one for a family member!

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        Best book I have ever brought!

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

            I have learnt so much about the human brain. It is beautifully written and can be understood at any level. I am so happy I brought this item. I highly recommend buying it, you won't regret it.
            I couldn't put the book down when I started reading it.

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            Hope..... opening our mind . Never stop

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

              The book help me be able to be of help and understand my husband who just had a stroke.

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              The 'wow' factor

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

                  This astounding, informative book gives information about how the brain can be utilised in the future. It encourages the reader to use the brain more wisely and to keep on using it into old age.

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                  "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"

                  ISBN: 9780143113102
                  ISBN-10: 0143113100
                  Series: James H. Silberman Books
                  Audience: General
                  For Ages: 18+ years old
                  For Grades: 12+
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 427
                  Published: 1st January 2008
                  Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.1  x 2.4
                  Weight (kg): 0.4