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

ISBN-10: 0143113100

ISBN-13: 9780143113102

Edition: 2007

Authors: Norman Doidge

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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 theyve 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 Itselfwill permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times bestselling author. He is on the Research Faculty at Columbia University's Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York, and on the faculty at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry. He and his work have been profiled and cited in, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, Melbourne Age, The Guardian, The Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Psychology Today, O The Oprah Magazine, and the National Review.    

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Preface
A Woman Perpetually Falling...: Rescued by the Man Who Discovered the Plasticity of Our Senses
Building Herself a Better Brain: A Woman Labeled "Retarded" Discovers How to Heal Herself
Redesigning the Brain: A Scientist Changes Brains to Sharpen Perception and Memory, Increase Speed of Thought, and Heal Learning Problems
Acquiring Tastes and Loves: What Neuroplasticity Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction and Love
Midnight Resurrections: Stroke Victims Learn to Move and Speak Again
Brain Lock Unlocked: Using Plasticity to Stop Worries, Obsessions, Compulsions, and Bad Habits
Pain: The Dark Side of Plasticity
Imagination: How Thinking Makes It So
Turning Our Ghosts into Ancestors: Psychoanalysis as a Neuroplastic Therapy
Rejuvenation: The Discovery of the Neuronal Stem Cell and Lessons for Preserving Our Brains
More than the Sum of Her Parts: A Woman Shows Us How Radically Plastic the Brain Can Be
The Culturally Modified Brain
Plasticity and the Idea of Progress
Acknowledgments
Notes and References
Index
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