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

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Meet the ninety year old doctor, who, with the aid of a few simple exercises, is still practising medicine. His is just one of the incredible stories brain expert Norman Doidge tells as he reveals our brain's remarkable ability to repair itself through the power of positive thought. In The Brain That Changes Itself Doidge introduces us to the fascinating stories at the cutting edge of the brain science and the emerging discipline of 'neuroplasticity' . We meet the stroke victim who unable to feed or dress himself learned to move and talk again, the woman with a rare brain condition that left her feeling as though she was perpetually falling but who through a series of exercises rewired her brain to overcome this and the maverick scientists over turning centuries of assumptions about the brain and it's capacity for renewal. Doidge shows how their incredible work is helping the blind to see, the deaf to hear and causing Nobel laureates to rethink our model of the brain. This remarkable book will leave you with a sense of wonder at the capabilities of the human brain and the power to change which lies within all of us.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141038872
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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"
aMind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff with implications for all human beings.a
a"The New York Times"
aA remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.a
aOliver Sacks
aThe power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility.a
a"The New York Times"
"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"

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“Neuroplasticity made easy.”

Neuroplasticity made simple. I got this when my wife suffered a major stroke recently, on the advice of The Stroke Association. It has given both of us great hope for the future - describing simply, as it does, the... More

Paperback edition
7th July 2011
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“The Brain That Changes Itself”

Thought provoking, very exciting and optimistic

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28th April 2009
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