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

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Penguin Books, 2007 - 427 ページ
A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.--From publisher description.

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This is a fascinating book by a psychologist who looks at stories of people with different disabilities whose brains basically rewired themselves around their condition. The book looks at the implications of brain plasticity. Interesting stories. Interesting discoveries. レビュー全文を読む

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I found this a particularly annoying book. The content of the discussion was interesting and informative, but the style of delivery was poor. This is science-lite. It is science presented like a low ... レビュー全文を読む

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著者について (2007)


Norman Doidge, M.D., is a research psychiatrist and psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York and the University of TorontoÂ's Department of Psychiatry. He is a four-time recipient of CanadaÂ's National Magazine Gold Award.

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