Apr 292007

The brain can change itself. It’s a plastic living organ that can actually change its own structure and function, even into old age. The new science of neuroplasticity promises to overthrow the centuries old notion that the adult brain is fixed and unchanging. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations or incurable diseases, and expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature.

Dr. Norman Doidge joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his new book, The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. He’s a psychiatrist an psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytical Training and Research in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.

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