Follows the lives of several medically injured patients and how their brain adapts to compensate for their disabilities. The book The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science is a book on neuroplasticity by psychiatrist Norman Doidge, M.D. An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is conquering the centuries-old notion that the human brain is unchallengeable. Neuroplasticity may also explain some of the problems that we encounter in mental illness.
Dr. Norman Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they�ve transformed. While this book is not specifically about schizophrenia, it provides hopeful stories and background information on the science of brain regeneration which provides hope for individuals and families that suffer from schizophrenia.
In 448 pages paperback format, the Brain That Changes Itself connects a growing stack of works dealing with that most mysterious and essential of entities, the human brain. This book is certainly an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.