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The Brain That Changes Itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science by [Norman Doidge MD]
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The Brain That Changes Itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science Kindle Edition

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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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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An utterly wonderful book - without question one of the most important books about the brain you will ever read; yet it is beautifully written, immensely approachable, and full of humanity. Its message is one of hope: it is not just our brains that shape our thinking, but our thinking that, very definitely, shapes our brains.

The power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility. Miracle-making stuff (Abigail Zuger The New York Times)

Doidge has identified a tidal shift in basic science and a potential one in medicine. The implications are monumental (Penny Wark The Times)

A wonderful and engaging way of re-imagining what kind of creatures we are (Jeanette Winterson The Guardian)

A remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain (Oliver Sacks author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B005Z6YHEY
  • Publisher : Scribe (3 March 2008)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 662 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 370 pages
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    4.7 out of 5 stars 2,452 ratings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital information about the Brain that should be taught in schools, colleges and Universities, it is too important not to know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The more is realised at how little we know the brain, this is an interesting journey about its capabilities
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5.0 out of 5 stars The brain is Your best friend. Just rely on it.
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