The Brain that Changes Itself

Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

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Ha scritto il 19/03/11
Awakening! Navigates through the astonishing stories of brain science, the discovery of brain's plasticity. Reminds me one important thing: Trust yourself, believe in your own possibilities, as the brain is flexible and dynamic
Ha scritto il 11/07/10
In recent decades, scientists have overturned the "machine" model of the brain, in which every part of the brain has its function, in favour of a "plasticity" model. We know now that the brain has an incredible ability to rewire and change itself, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 31/01/10
Good overview for beginner in neuroplasticity. The author is a good story-teller, but not a strict scientist, probably because he is a psychologist, not a neuro-scientist. His chaper on psychoanalysis's (possible) effect on the client's brain wiring ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/09/09
This is a very interesting book about the plasticity of the brain. Some of the chapters delve into topics that are a turn-off. Overall though, fascinating stuff.
Ha scritto il 20/09/08
Studies on the brain used to try to pinpoint particular functions to specific brain locations. More recent studies show how the brain is more flexible than this.

Ha scritto il Jul 28, 2010, 02:14
"Civilization is a series of techniques in which the hunter-gatherer brain teaches itself to rewire itself."
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