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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 Read the rest of this entry »

Resources for Brain Health Across the Lifespan

As promised in my pre­vi­ous post on Neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis and Brain Plas­tic­i­ty in Adult Brains, I will now list some inter­views, video, arti­cles, and books that go hand-in-hand with these brain booksfas­ci­nat­ing top­ics we are dis­cussing. Please com­ment below if you have favorite addi­tion­al resources!


MIT news – Picow­er researcher finds neu­ron growth in adult brain

Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science brain brief – Adult Neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis


Neu­ro­science for Kids – Brain Plas­tic­i­ty: What Is It?

Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science brain brief – Brain Plas­tic­i­ty, Lan­guage Pro­cess­ing and Read­ing

Brain Sci­ence Pod­cast – Gin­ger Camp­bell inter­view with Nor­man Doidge, MD, Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Plasticity: How learning changes your brain

You may have heard that the brain is plas­tic.

As you well know. the brain is not made of plastic…Neuroplasticity, or brain plas­tic­i­ty, refers to the brain’s abil­i­ty to CHANGE through­out life.

The human brain has the amaz­ing abil­i­ty to reor­ga­nize itself by form­ing new con­nec­tions between brain cells (neu­rons).

In addi­tion to genet­ic fac­tors, the envi­ron­ment in which a per­son lives, as well as the actions of each per­son, play a sig­nif­i­cant role in plas­tic­i­ty.

Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty occurs in the brain…

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