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The Plastic Mind

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For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed - that we are stuck with what we were born with. But recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma

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Published (first published August 20th 2012)
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Mohammad
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
يبدأ الكتاب بطرح المعلومات الاساسية في علم الاعصاب وامكانية نقدها منهجيا, مثل ثبات النسيج الدماغي وعدم قدرته على التغيير او الانقسام..
يسرد تاريخ نظرية المرونة العصيبة..
ومن ثم يبدأ في طرح اخر الابحاث العلمية في هذا الجانب بالترتيب التصاعدي , من الاكثر قابلية تبعا لما كان يظن انه ثابت, انتهاءا بأكثر الابحاث غرابة ..
يتكلم عن نقاط اساسية وهي امكانية انقسام الخلايا العصيبة, وان هذا يحدث باستمرار وليس شيئا يستحث..
ثم عن المرونة العصيبة عند الاطفال, ثم عن كيفية تغيير المدخلات الحسية للمخ تغييرا جذريا و
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Sarah
Apr 22, 2015 rated it liked it
I would give this 4 stars, but it's a bit dated now, and things change so fast in neuroscience that to get real knowledge you would have to find a more up to date book. Begley may have written one.

That said, it was easy to read and follow - a bit "pop" (as in pop psychology), for me and occasionally the writing style was a bit tedious.

Worth a read.
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