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The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
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Oct 23, 2011

This book made knowing more about neurology accessible to me - and given that my career in medical science ended with Biology 12 - "The Brain That Changes Itself" needed to be both engaging and instructive! It is both and makes a great deal of sense to the lay person. As an educator, it is important to recognize that the concept of "brain-based learning" must be foundational to all of our pedagogical and environmental designs in schools and other learning places. If we don't have a pretty good sense about how the brain works, the likelihood of us achieving success in learning design is remote. Dr. Doidge's book gives us an engaging look into the only recently charted territory of the human brain. It gave me pause to reconsider many of the "tried and true" ways we have taught as well as many of the assumptions we have made about human capacity - achieved, lost, regained...

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