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

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Penguin Books Limited, 2008/08/07 - 448 ページ
Meet the ninety year old doctor, who, with the aid of a few simple exercises, is still practising medicine. His is just one of the incredible stories brain expert Norman Doidge tells as he reveals our brain's remarkable ability to repair itself through the power of positive thought. In The Brain That Changes Itself Doidge introduces us to the fascinating stories at the cutting edge of the brain science and the emerging discipline of 'neuroplasticity' . We meet the stroke victim who unable to feed or dress himself learned to move and talk again, the woman with a rare brain condition that left her feeling as though she was perpetually falling but who through a series of exercises rewired her brain to overcome this and the maverick scientists over turning centuries of assumptions about the brain and it's capacity for renewal. Doidge shows how their incredible work is helping the blind to see, the deaf to hear and causing Nobel laureates to rethink our model of the brain. This remarkable book will leave you with a sense of wonder at the capabilities of the human brain and the power to change which lies within all of us.

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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 (2008)

Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, working at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the University of Torontoâe(tm)s Department of Psychiatry.

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