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|Description:||xvi, 427 pages ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||A woman perpetually falling...rescued by the man who discovered the plasticity of our senses --
Building herself a better brain --
Redesigning the brain --
Acquiring tastes and loves --
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.
"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