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Author: Norman Doidge Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9780698190276
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In his first book, The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge describes the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience—what we call neuroplasticity.

His revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. It describes natural, non-invasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us—light, sound, vibration, and movement—which pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated years of chronic pain or recovered from debilitating diseases, improved disorders, and other near-miracle recoveries. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia with simple approaches anyone can use.

For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or illness. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present exciting, cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A vivid, robust and optimistic read…He’s positively elegant in his crystalline explanations of brain science for a lay audience.”

    Toronto Star (Canada)

  • “An exciting overview of powerful new neuroscience theories…In this age of distraction and unnatural environments and actions—like staring at screens all day—brain science offers all kinds of useful techniques to care for our infinitely complex selves. Norman Doidge’s work is a Michelin Guide to this hopeful new trove of knowledge and insight.”

    Boston Globe

  • “One of the most riveting books on the human brain and its mystery powers ever written,..[about] the ability to restore relatively normal health to those whose fate seems hopeless…These are people that traditional medicine all but abandoned as…untreatable. But they were rescued…It’s possible to start anywhere in the book and be mesmerized.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Dr. Doidge’s clear descriptions of exciting break-through brain research will give readers a heartening new sense of the dynamism of the body we live with daily.”


  • “Narrator George Newbern performs with clarity and depth of understanding. His voice varies appropriately and holds one’s attention throughout this extended production…Newbern’s moderate reading—neither too dry nor too enthusiastic—promotes listener receptivity by keeping this often fantastical-sounding information firmly grounded.”


  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Norman Doidge is a Canadian-born psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author of The Brain That Changes Itself, which was a New York Times and international bestseller.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.