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The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
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Aug 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: health, psychology, diversity-understanding, science
Read from August 18 to 26, 2011

Remarkable book on neuroplasticity-- interesting science and case studies, very readable. I did skip/scan several chapters that were about topics I was less interested in (or even repulsed by, such as the chapter on aberrant sexuality)-- but the rest were fascinating and noteworthy. We are a million miles from the days when we thought the adult brain was cement-- i.e., once formed or once damaged, that's it. Instead, Doidge's book is full of surprising examples of lives transformed though neuroscience. I wish we could all have access to the brain assessments described in this book, and custom brain exercises that could help each of us reach our full potential.

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