Books Make Good Bedfellows: "The Brain That Changes Itself"

by Rachelle Hruska · March 13, 2009

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge M.D. is quickly becoming my favorite book of '09 (thanks dad!). The New York Times: “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.” And Publisher's Weekly: "Doidge turns everything we thought we knew about the brain upside down." are on to something. Doide's work, around Neuroplasticity may sound drab, but you don't have to be a brain surgeon to gain from this fascinating read.  One of the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in 400 years.  If you thought helping the blind see, or the deaf hear was the stuff of miracles ala Jesus, think again. These modern day miracles are happening, and reading about these breakthroughs is unbelievably insightful. I haven't been able to put this book down.