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Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University's Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and on the faculty at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry. He is the author of several books including The Brain That Changes vis mere Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science and The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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An engaging set of stories from people that have recovered from extreme situations through plasticity. The extent to which the brain can repair is inspiring and near miraculous.

The book includes scenes of animal research which may disturb some poeple, but is and was the reality of much medical research.
 
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yates9 | 76 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
There is a lot to like about Dr. Norman Doidge's second volume on neuroplasticity. For one thing, he tells entertaining stories about physicians, their patients, and the progression of medicine. Who could fail to appreciate the adventures of a holocaust survivor who becomes infatuated with judo, uses touch to heal the sick, becomes a physicist, and head of Israel's top spying agency? On a deeper level, who cannot fail to appreciate that light, touch, smell, and hearing hold the keys to some of the most debilitating maladies we know? The book does meander somewhat, sometimes losing focus on who the reader is likely to be: like me a complete laymen, or sometimes someone with a little more professional knowledge, like other physicians. There are more footnotes than I cared to read. Another thing I really liked about the book was its shifting focus between the maladies of the elderly, of mature accident victims, and those of children. What that tells me is that the researchers and physicians Doidge profiles are not probing another specialty. They are pushing science forward toward universal ends: a better understanding of man and his environment. A better grasp of where human intelligence comes from and where it is going. I like happy endings. And while this book does sound a little like "Lives of the Saints," i think we can all do with a few more happy endings. What I must ask Dr. Doidge some day is whether his books are a hobby for him, or whether they represent the evolution of his own thought and practice of medicine. After all, he is a psychiatrist. This stuff is pretty far from Sigmund Freud.… (mere)
 
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MylesKesten | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I skimmed through this because, even though it's got some great stories of people making radical recoveries, it wasn't holding my interest. I think I've been spoiled by Radio Lab.
 
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LibrarianDest | 76 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Pretty interesting, and as a layperson, didn't go over my head. Can't speak to its accuracy though!
 
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