Incredible, wonderful and easy-to-follow :D
All of the experiences narrated come from real people around the world that struggle and live, first-handedly, what is like to change the brain circuits and the direct consequences that are physical, visible to them and the ones around them. They together are very touching, ellusive and are, all of them, memorable.
Flawless, clear and high quality. Good inflexions that added just the right feel or technicality, on the appropriate moments.
Some of the tales of people overcoming their disabilities, in hopeless moments, almost made me cry, I have to confess...
Recommended for everyone who is interested in brain science. Great to know what our brains are capable of.
I found great ideas and concepts in the book, well explained and east to understand.
Pleasant performance by the reader.
Great study for anyone interested in psichology, how the brain works or how to understand or improve the mind!
As an avid reader, I can say that this book is one of the best books I've ever read. It will change the way you think about learning and changing your brain!
First of all, Jim Bond's narration is excellent. His reading is not too fast, not too slow, and reflects genuine interest in the subject matter, a quality necessary for a good narration. As for Dr. Doidge's discussion of brain plasticity, I found it fascinating. I was fully absorbed in this audio book from beginning to end. I ordered a print copy to use for reference, something I do only when a book carries information I deem essential. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is such a relief to know how widely and effectively our brains can adapt to change and circumstance. This book gives hope to everyone, from those of us who simply want to stay sharp longer, to those facing daunting challenges to their intellect and functionality.
update on the current discoveries of the hardwiring of the brain and the processes of forming thoughts and habits...
There's some interesting information in this book, including the history of the concept of neuroplasticity, its relationship to psychoanalysis, and the general reluctance of the medical establishment to accept the overturning of established, but wrong, ideas. Unfortunately, this is vitiated by the way in which the author 'plugs' specific establishments which treat conditions (eg stroke, learning disabiLities) based on the use of neuroplasticity. This turns much of the book into an infomercial, complete with glowing anecdotes. Even if true, this feels inappropriate, and isn't what I paid for!
Really really graphic with no need to be. We can understand some people get aroused by things other people would find gross without those acts being described explicitly.