By Norman Doidge
The science of neuroplasticity challenges the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Here, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Norman Doidge writes about his meetings with outstanding scientists in neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they have improved. He shares stories of a woman born with half a brain that has rewired itself to work as a whole, how people with vision loss have learned to see, and people whose character traits have changed over time. The collection discusses emotion, culture and love, and how the concept of neuroplasticity will potentially alter the way we look at the human brain.