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

Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2010, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The author takes us onto terrain that might seem fantastic. We learn that our thoughts can switch our genes on and off, altering our brain anatomy. We learn how people of average intelligence can, with brain exercises, improve their cognition and perception, develop muscle strength, or learn to play a musical instrument simply by imagining doing so. Using personal stories from the heart of this neuroplasticity  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Doidge
ISBN: 9781921372742 1921372745
OCLC Number: 908195117
Notes: Originally published by Scribe in 2008.
Description: xvi, 427 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Norman Doidge.

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A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even  Read more...

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'In the intrepid tradition of Oliver Sacks, Norman Doidge embarks on a fantastic voyage through the labyrinth of the human brain.';- Simon Hughes, AFR Magazine;;An 'essential primer for anyone who Read more...

 
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