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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norman Doidge, M.D. Narrator: Jim Bond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781423368038
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“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.” —Oliver Sacks

The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains—even into old age—is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in four centuries. In this revolutionary look at the brain, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they’ve transformed. Introducing principles we can all use as well as a riveting collection of case histories—stroke patients cured, a woman with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, learning and emotional disorders overcome, IQs raised, and aging brains rejuvenated—The Brain That Changes Itself has “implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history” (The New York Times).

“Readers will want to read entire sections aloud and pass the book on to someone who can benefit from it….Links scientific experimentation with personal triumph in a way that inspires awe.” —The Washington Post

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/9/2011

    " This is a book for anyone who feels confined by the conventional view in neuroscience that the brain begins a long, slow deterioration after adolescence. Very Uplifting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ned | 5/3/2011

    " Very fascinating and instructive. I would highly recommend it. It had a positive impact on me almost immediately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/27/2011

    " Great book. Clear, descriptive delivery, fun bar conversation, interesting anecdotes, and I learned a lot about brain placticisty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 4/13/2011

    " Good read on the latest in neuroplasticity research, complete with personable stories to drive the research arc home. Inspiring, synthesizes the real science of the infinite possibilities of the human mind and spirit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 3/31/2011

    " A bit text-bookish at times, but very interesting case-studies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 3/29/2011

    " A rather interesting read on how the brain can adapt and literally change itself. As someone who hasn't studied science in any depth since high school the book keeps its audience engaged by using anecdotal stories to illustrate the theory or the science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 3/26/2011

    " The possibilities for personal triumph are almost limitless! I am very excited and can't wait to finish this and go on to a related book from 2010. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmela | 3/25/2011

    " Inspirational
    "neurons that fire together wire together" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 3/23/2011

    " Fascinating scientific stories about how flexible our brains can be. "

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About the Narrator

Jim Bond is a writer and audiobook narrator who has voiced nearly two hundred titles including Blood Is the Sky, Escape the Rat Race, A Thousand Country Roads, and many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.