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New book on neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing

Brain's Way of Healing by Norman DoidgeRewired: Learn­ing to tame a noisy brain. (Or, how you can use the pow­er of neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty) (The Globe and Mail):

His first book pop­u­lar­ized the idea that the brain is actu­al­ly a dynam­ic, adap­tive organ with incred­i­ble poten­tial to change. Now, Dr. Nor­man Doidge is shar­ing incred­i­ble sto­ries of recov­ery from the sci-fi-like fron­tier of ener­gy-based ther­a­pies…

It was Doidge, a psy­chi­a­trist and fac­ul­ty mem­ber of both the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and Colum­bia University’s Cen­ter for Psy­cho­an­a­lyt­ic Train­ing and Research, who intro­duced the lay read­er to the rev­o­lu­tion­ary idea that the brain is not fixed, that it is neu­ro­plas­tic with the adap­tive abil­i­ty to reor­ga­nize itself, in The Brain That Changes Itself. In its wake, his inbox was flood­ed with e-mails from peo­ple debil­i­tat­ed by dis­ease or injury who weren’t sup­posed to get bet­ter but did…

In his lat­est work, The Brain’s Way of Heal­ing: Remark­able Dis­cov­er­ies and Recov­er­ies from the Fron­tiers of Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, Doidge shares their sto­ries, explain­ing how light, sound, mild elec­tri­cal stim­u­la­tion and even some­thing as sim­ple as “con­trolled” walk­ing has helped tame what he calls the noisy brain – one in which dis­ease or dam­age has caused neu­rons to mis­fire.”

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