Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Brain That Changes Itself!

Is the term "neuroplasticity" familiar to you?

Do you remember a few posts back I mentioned the book "The Brain That Changes Itself"?

Well the Canadian Documentary Canadian Broadcast Corporation program "The Nature of Things" with host David Suzuki has just aired a one hour segment on the topic.

Join us as we explore the revolutionary science of "neuroplasticity" - a concept that expands not just our knowledge of how our brains work, but how we use them.

For centuries the human brain has been thought of as incapable of fundamental change. People suffering from neurological defects, brain damage or strokes were usually written-off as hopeless cases. But recent and continuing research into the human brain is radically changing how we look at the potential for neurological recovery.

The human brain, as we are now quickly learning, has a remarkable ability to change itself - in fact, even to rewire itself.

The Brain that Changes Itself, based on the best-selling book by Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge, presents a strong case for reconsidering how we view the human mind.

In Canada you can watch the entire broadcast on line. If you are outside Canada check the website to see if you can order a DVD of the program.

Please do yourself a favour and check out this exceptional information and don't forget to read the book.

Till next post,

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