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The Brain's Way of Healing : Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries - Norman Doidge

The Brain's Way of Healing

Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries

Paperback Published: 28th January 2016
ISBN: 9780141980805
Number Of Pages: 448

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"This is a book of miracles. Fascinating...An absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal...brings Oliver Sacks to mind." (Lisa Appignanesi, Observer). The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60 per cent. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.

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Exhilarating science... In an era of ever-increasing medicalisation of the human mind, and the medication of it, the appeal of neuroplasticity outlined by Doidge is addictive. It is inspiring, page-turning stuff * Sunday Times *
Brilliant and highly original. The book is a treasure-trove of the author's own deep insights and a clear bright light of optimism shines through every page -- V.S. Ramachandran, neurologist and neuroscientist, author of 'The Tell-Tale Brain', Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition UCSD
Bold, remarkable . . . paradigm challenging. The Brain's Way of Healing is brilliantly organized, scientifically documented, and a beautifully written narrative that captivates the reader, who is left with the profound message that the brain, similar to other organs, can heal -- Stephen W. Porges, author of 'The Polyvagal Theory'

Love the book and the fact it is easy reading


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Excellent information


The data in this book is cutting-edge, although the chapter on Parkinsons was a trifle monotonous.

Western Australia


I have recommended this book to several friends.


Great book - worthy of reading more than once.



an amazing insight into what the brain is capable of


Service and delivery very prompt and packaged very well



bought for a gift I loved it so much myself


On the cutting edge of how we can embrace new research to revolutionise the way we utilise our brain. Inspiring real life case studies mingled with more quantitative data, this book encourages us to think beyond "conventional medicine" to cure us of the many illnesses of our modern day society. A must read for fans of neuroscience but equally accessible for the everyday person interested in health.

Sydney, AU




better than expected



The second in a series of two


Amazing tales of recovery to give many hope.




4.9 7


ISBN: 9780141980805
ISBN-10: 014198080X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 28th January 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.32