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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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 07/08/2008
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'A remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain' Oliver Sacks

'Utterly wonderful . . . without question one of the most important books about the brain you will ever read; yet it is beautifully written, immensely approachable, and full of humanity' Iain McGilchrist MA, author of The Master and His Emissary

Meet the ninety-year-old doctor who is still practicing medicine, the stroke victim who learned to move and talk again and the woman with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole. All these people had their lives transformed by the remarkable discovery that our brains can repair themselves through the power of positive thinking.

Here bestselling author, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge reveals the secrets of the cutting-edge science of 'neuroplasticity'. He introduces incredible case histories - blind people helped to see, IQs raised and memories sharpened - and tells the stories of the maverick scientists who are overturning centuries of assumptions about the brain.

This inspiring book will leave you with a sense of wonder at the capabilities of the mind, and the self-healing power that 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


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An utterly wonderful book - without question one of the most important books about the brain you will ever read; yet it is beautifully written, immensely approachable, and full of humanity. Its message is one of hope: it is not just our brains that shape our thinking, but our thinking that, very definitely, shapes our brains.
Doidge has identified a tidal shift in basic science and a potential one in medicine. The implications are monumental -- Penny Wark * The Times *
A remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain -- Oliver Sacks * author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat *
A wonderful and engaging way of re-imagining what kind of creatures we are -- Jeanette Winterson * The Guardian *
The power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility. Miracle-making stuff -- Abigail Zuger * 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

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