Â The New York Timesâbestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition.
Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & CosmologyÂ
In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticityâthe brainâs ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brainâs Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around usâin light, sound, vibration, and movementâthat can awaken the brainâs own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonâs disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use.
For centuries it was believed that the brainâs complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brainâs Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brainâs performance and health.