The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Publish date: March 15th 2007
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
This was far too Freudian for me (ALL masochists had childhood hospitalizations & learned there to fetishize pain) as well as entirely too full of anecdotes. I like my science more, well, sciencey. There were some interesting anecdotes, to be sure, but ultimately it was not what I was looking for.ET...
Oliver Sacks, he ain't. Despite the back cover blurb from Oliver Sacks, this is definitely a lesser book. There are some interesting things in here, and may be worth a read, even though there was one chapter that I thought was just terrible. But don't go looking here for Sacks' deep humanism and war...
Fascinating and easy to understand, Doidge presents compelling insights into the plasticity of the human brain.
I've found this book very interesting. The concept of brain functioning is widely discussed nowadays and this book follows the trend. However, it gives us hope that if we gonna get injured we may still function on a high standard level thanks to our brain's flexibility, its adjustment to changes. It...
I deducted half a star for tales of animal torture and another half for predigesting the science so artsy-fartsy types like me don't have to work too hard. Really, though, this is a 5 star book. Fascinating, hopeful stuff.