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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Narrator: Lisa Buntin Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults.

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains - from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. The capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above-normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits. Starting in the late 1970s, she has continued to expand and refine these exercises, which have benefited thousands of individuals. Barbara founded Arrowsmith School in Toronto in 1980 and then the Arrowsmith Program to train teachers and to implement this highly effective methodology in schools all over North America. Her work is revealed as one of the first examples of neuroplasticity's extensive and practical application. The idea that self-improvement can happen in the brain ha... Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anthony | 1/27/2014

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eleni | 1/25/2014

    " A brilliant and fascinating book and author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alia | 1/22/2014

    " I am really fascinated by the work that Arrowsmith-Young has done in addressing learning disabilities, and this book left me wanting to dig deeper into it, do more research, learn more about her program and the possibilities it seems to offer. Definitely will be getting more information about this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/15/2014

    " Brilliant, inspiring,the author was able to be so motivated to use her innate intelligence to dig deeper,see the connections between her difficulties, and those of someone who was injured, and then taking this knowledge into the world to help others.What is now being known about the brain, and and it's functions,it should be treated as other body organs,and when testing, as available,without any stigma. Thank goodness for Ms.Young and other pioneers,helping to make it so. "

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