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The Resource The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science, Norman Doidge

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

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The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science
Title
The brain that changes itself
Title remainder
stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science
Statement of responsibility
Norman Doidge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doidge, Norman
Dewey number
612.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QP363.3
LC item number
.D65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 E-847
  • WL 102
NLM item number
D657b 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Brain damage
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Brain Damage, Chronic
  • Mental Disorders
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The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science, Norman Doidge
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-408) and index
Contents
A woman perpetually falling : rescued by the man who discovered the plasticity of our senses -- Building herself a better brain : a woman labeled "retarded" discovers how to heal herself -- Redesigning the brain : a scientist changes brains to sharpen perception and memory, increase speed of thought, and heal learning problems -- Acquiring tastes and loves : what neuroplasticity teaches about sexual attraction and love -- 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 -- The culturally modified brain -- Plasticity and the idea of progress
Control code
ocm71189897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 427 p.
Isbn
9780143113102
Lccn
2006049224
System control number
(OCoLC)71189897
Label
The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science, Norman Doidge
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-408) and index
Contents
A woman perpetually falling : rescued by the man who discovered the plasticity of our senses -- Building herself a better brain : a woman labeled "retarded" discovers how to heal herself -- Redesigning the brain : a scientist changes brains to sharpen perception and memory, increase speed of thought, and heal learning problems -- Acquiring tastes and loves : what neuroplasticity teaches about sexual attraction and love -- 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 -- The culturally modified brain -- Plasticity and the idea of progress
Control code
ocm71189897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 427 p.
Isbn
9780143113102
Lccn
2006049224
System control number
(OCoLC)71189897

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