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

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Published USA, 2007. This edition 2012
The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains - even into old age - is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in four centuries. In this revolutionary look at the brain, best-selling author, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doige introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of `neuroplasticity` and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they have transformed. Introducing principles we can all use as well as a riveting collection of case histories - stroke patients cured, a woman with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, learning and emotional disorders overcome, IQs raised, and ageing brains rejuvenated - The Brain That Changes Itself` has implications for all human beings.

Norman Doidge is on the faculty at the Columbia University Centre for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York and the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry, Canada.
Paperback. 427 pages

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