The Brain that Changes Itself, written by Norman Doidge, is a powerful book that gives an insightful exploration into the amazing capacity of the human brain to rewire and reshape itself.
It reveals how the plasticity of the brain can be used in order to solve difficulties, promote self-healing, and rewire damaged neural pathways.
Structure, Writing & Research
Norman Doidge’s book is structured in a way that makes it easy to comprehend. The book is split into two parts and each part covers a wide range of topics, from the basic science of neuroplasticity to the brain’s potential for change in areas like behavior or the perception of pain.
The writing style is engaging and thorough, explaining the concepts of neuroplasticity in a manner that readers can easily understand and apply to their everyday lives.
Doidge does an impressive job of combining complex research with narrative and anecdotes to illustrate the psychological and neurological implications of neuroplasticity.
Discussion of Ideas & Research
The Brain That Changes Itself covers a range of ideas related to brain plasticity and its implications.
Doidge discusses the potential of using neuroplasticity to treat a range of conditions, from depression to schizophrenia, and explores the potential of ‘rewiring’ parts of the brain.
Additionally, he looks at the implications of neuroplasticity when it comes to creating new memories, overcoming traumas, or processing emotions.
Norman Doidge is highly successful in combining a wealth of research with narrative and anecdotes to get his point across.
This book holds potential for anyone who is looking to understand the science behind neuroplasticity and how it can be used to improve their lives.