The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

Stories of Personal Triumph From the Frontiers of Brain Science]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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An astonishing new scientific 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 into old age. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
Publisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, p2010.
ISBN: 9781742148472
Branch Call Number: AUD DOI
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (CD) (11 hr., 29 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Additional Contributors: Bond, Jim

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

A fascinating, albeit some what repetitive look at how the human mind works and changes.

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carhawley
Nov 06, 2013

While there was some fascinating info on the ability of say a stroke-damaged brain to right itself with exercise and persistance, I was not able to listen to all the CDs in the set. This was due to the various descriptions of scientific experiments on chimpanzees and rats. For example, the top of a chimp's skull was sawed off so that electrodes could be inserted in his brain to test what????how his motor activities align with prompts from the wires stuck there. In another experiment a chimp's fingers were sewn together for another test of motor skills.

I don't care what kind of fascinating research you come up with--none of justifies this kind of cruelty especially to retrieve results that any kindegarten child could figure. The cruelty is only outdone by the absurdity of it all. If this is what passs for science these days, count me out!!!!!!

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colincolin
Dec 30, 2011

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DalysJ
Mar 01, 2011

Interesting concepts, but a bit of a yawn at times.

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