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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain : Revised Edition - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Revised Edition

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2017
ISBN: 9781460752692
Number Of Pages: 304

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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to "fix" her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults.

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels.

She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.

About the Author

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program. She holds both a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and an M.A. in School Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).

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ISBN: 9781460752692
ISBN-10: 1460752694
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd January 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25