The Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain's Way of Healing

Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Book - 2015
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The New York Times bestselling author of  The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness

In The Brain That Changes Itself , Norman Doidge described 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, for the first time, 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, 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 strokes or accidents; children on the autistic spectrum or with learning disorders normalizing; symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy radically improved, 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 disease. 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 cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance and health.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2015.
ISBN: 9780670025503
Branch Call Number: 612.8 DOI
Characteristics: xxii, 409 p. ; 24 cm.


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x___x May 18, 2017

I loved Doidge's previous book on neuroplasticity The Brain That Changes Itself, this is a great follow-up.

Jan 21, 2016

Read by Jan 20, 2016. Great introduction to understanding the brain functionality and neuroplasticity. Throughly enjoyed.

Oct 02, 2015

Interesting, informative, and above all, hopeful. While the book does not provide specifically helpful tips, it does give an overview of promising treatments. Perhaps somewhat over-detailed (i.e. too lengthy anecdotal reports), this book is nevertheless well-worth reading.

Sep 07, 2015

This book changed my life. I have begun healing myself in ways I never thought possible. His methods and ideas should be taught to every child....imagine the powerful lives they would live.

Aug 02, 2015

Interesting book but written too long to a point that the main message may be obscured.

tpre007 Jun 05, 2015

The brain cannot "heal" itself in the same fashion as a broken bone, say....but has anyone ever heard it said that "humans use only a tiny fraction of their brains?" What Dr. Doidge is revealing is that our brains are able to activate this unused gray matter to compensate for injury!!

Mar 28, 2015

I am encouraged by Dr. Doidge's research and hoping it becomes mainstream in treatment arenas. He cites several new therapies that give hope to people that have tried everything to heal from strokes, balance issues, and many types of brain injuries. We have been told there is no treatment but now maybe there is.karen

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