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The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science

Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the science of neuroplasticity recounts the case stories of patients with mental limitations or brain damage whose seemingly unalterable conditions were improved through treatments that involved the thought re-alteration of brain structure.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Doidge
ISBN: 9780141038872 014103887X 9780143113102 0143113100
OCLC Number: 237888833
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.
Responsibility: Norman Doidge.

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Introduces us to the stories of the brain science and the discipline of 'neuroplasticity'. This title allows you to meet the stroke victim who unable to feed or dress himself learned to move and talk  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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