The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)

4.2 avg rating
( 20,550 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780143113102: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)

An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries- old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'Norman Doidge's brilliant, The Brain That Changes Itself ... makes a convincing case for our brains being far more plastic and malleable than previously supposed.' -- Andrew Smith, Sunday Times

Doidge has identified a tidal shift in basic science and a potential one in medicine. -- Penny Wark, The Times

Norman Doidge has written a fascinating, highly readable account of the new brain science -- Literary Review

You really should read this book. ... This remarkable work will lead most of us to see ourselves in a new light, not least in terms of our own possibilities. Five Stars. -- Andrew Smith, Mail on Sunday

Review:

'Norman Doidge's brilliant, The Brain That Changes Itself ... makes a convincing case for our brains being far more plastic and malleable than previously supposed.'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Doidge, Norman
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M009Z1Y

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin (Non-Classics), 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000139336

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Doidge, Norman
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801431131020000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143113100 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122048465

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0143113100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.91
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The power of positive thinking finally gains scientific credibility. Mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff.with implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history." -The New York Times "Brilliant.Doidge has identified a tidal shift in basic science.The implications are monumental." -The London Times "Fascinating. Doidge's book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain." -Oliver Sacks, MD "Two years ago, when the journal Cerebrum at the Dana Foundation in the US updated its list of great books about the brain for the general reader, it found there were already 30,000 brain-related books in English. Aided by scientific advisers and readers, it produced a new list - with The Brain That Changes Itself at No. 1." -The Melbourne Age "Lucid and absolutely fascinating. It satisfies in equal measure the mind and heart." -The Chicago Tribune "Doidge turns everything we thought we knew about the brain upside down." -Publisher's Weekly "Brilliant.This book is a wonderful and engaging way or re-imagining what kind of creatures we are." -Jeanette Winterson, novelist, Order of the British Empire, Guardian, Best Book of 2008 "Superb. Brilliant. I devoured it." -V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PHD, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Univeristy of California, San Diego, Author of Phantoms of the Brain "Doidge. is a master . at explaining science to the rest of us. Doidge is the best possible guide. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to read it, just curious about your brain. Buy this book. Your brain will thank you." -The Globe and Mail "Readers will want to read entire sections aloud and pass the book on to someone who can benefit from it. [Doidge] links scientific experimentation with personal triumph in a way that inspires awe" -Washington Post "Doidge tells one spell-binding story after another as he travels the globe interviewing the scientists and their subjects who are on the cutting edge of a new age. It may be hard to imagine that a book so rich in science can also be a page-turner, but this one is hard to set down." -Jeff Zimman, Posit Science, e-newsletter "The most readable and best general treatment of this subject to date." - Michael M. Merzenich, Ph.D., Keck Center for Integrative Neurosciences University of California at San Francisco "A riveting, essential book. These stories are most emotionally satisfying. Doidge addresses how cultural influences literally "shape" our brain. [And].our response to the world around us is not only a social or psychological phenomenon, but often a lasting neurological process." Montreal Gazette, Liam Durcan, MD, Neurologist & Novelist "A hymn to life." -Panorama Italy "The Brain That Changes Itself.is without question the most important book of the year, and maybe the most important book we have ever read." -Kiril Sokoloff, 13D Research Inc "This books is like discovering that the earth isn't flat." -Gretel Killeen, Sun Herald, "The Books That Changed Me" "A rich banquet of brain-mind plasticity, communicated in a brilliantly clear writing style." -Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D., Head, Affective Neuroscience Research, Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Northwestern University; "A masterfully guided tour through the burgeoning field of neuroplasticity research." - Discover Magazine "Norman Doidge has shown that what and how we think can change our brains. He has illuminated the foundations of psychological healing." - Charles Hanly, Ph.D.President, International Psychoanalytical Association "Astonishing. This book will inevitably draw comparisons to the work of Oliver Sacks. Doidge has a prodigious gift for rendering the highly technical highly readable. It''s hard to imagine a more exciting topic--or a better introduction to it." - Kitchener Waterloo Record "Perfect for fans of Oliver Sacks" -Quill & Quire "Beautifully. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143113100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books Australia, Australia (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they ve transformed people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143113102

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 17
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143113100 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4237523

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

9.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. Book Condition: New. 0143113100 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MI9780141038872

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

10.

Doidge, Norman
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113100 ISBN 13: 9780143113102
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. Book Condition: New. 0143113100 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MU9780143113102

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book