The Brain that Changes Itself

If you have a curious nature and are interested in the human body, or science and technology, then The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M.D. (published by the Penguin Group) will really interest you. It is a collection of fascinating cases that deal with people whose medical conditions have long ago been considered hopeless. For instance, blind people learning to see, aging brains being rejuvinated, and stroke patients recovering their faculties, to name just a few. It also discusses neuroplasticity, which is probably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience  since mapping the brain’s anatomy. Don’t be afraid of the subject matter or the fact that it’s written by a doctor, it’s an easy, fascinating read in plain language. The expression “thinking outside the box” sure is applicable here. You will be amazed at what medical science can do!

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