Brains Way Of Healing

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For centuries it was believed that the price paid for the brain’s complexity was its inability to recover from damage or illness. Norman Doidge turns this belief on its head, and explains that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing.

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‘This is a book of miracles. Fascinating… An absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal… brings Oliver Sacks to mind’ Lisa Appignanesi, Observer

The Brain’s Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance.

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Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xviii, 427

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

612.82 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K