The author uses rich language language to describe the scientists who changed the way we think about and experience the human mind. While brain science can sound intimidating and complex, Doidge wrote a book that explains the astoundingly complex brain in language that is easy to understand and also really compelling to listen to. I wish that everyone around me knew how plastic and changeable their own human brain really is. If only we could live in a culture where people moved through world knowing the infinite possibilities of how we can improve ourselves and therefore the world.
I love books that teach and thrill. To become part of new worlds or to explore the unknown realms of this one.
Minds are plastic!
Neurons that fire together wire together. You will need to read the book but wow does this explain so much about the human habit machine.
Can't really rate this. I listen to it at 3x speed and was just in it for the info. It changes the book a lot at higher speeds. Tone, inflection...all the little thing you look for in a entertainment book kind of fade out at 2 and 3 times speed.
Are you at the end of your rope when it comes to your child's special needs? There may be a way to help that you have never heard of.
If your into how your brain and also how it affects all you do then read it. It is one of many I have read and it was a keeper.
Amazing, what our brains are capable of! A must read for anyone who wants to stay sharp and keep their witts about them as they age, not to mention anyone who wants to change a habbit or addiction.
This books gives hope to those suffering from stroke or brain injury. All of the advances in research outlined in this book give us a clear picture of not only how the brain works but how it can be re-worked to our advantage. A person with brain deficits can feel like they will always be in this condition, but research and correctly applied therapy proves that the brain can be changed.
It was clear and professional.
There is too much information to listen to in one sitting but all of the information is interesting and useful. I intend to listen to it again all the way through.
Very well written and organized. I learned a great deal and actually purchased the book so could return to parts I want to review. The only criticism is with some of the author's opinion portions where he oversimplified schools of therapy or historical events when supporting those opinions. That aside, this was an excellent book and I've purchased the Audible follow up by this author, The Brain's Way of Healing.
Told with poignant and insightful stories of victims, survivors and researchers and made understandable.
Worth the read.
Fantastic insight into my own head and its ability to learn. This book changed the way I think for the better and I couldn't ask for a better way to spend my audible credits
Clear and easy to understand. Makes understanding how are brains work easy. We are what we think we are!
This book contains so much information and ideas of why people do what they do. It challenges long held ideas regarding the changing brain. I will listen again.
I use audiobooks for my work commute and found this book quite interesting. The topics is engaging enough to hold my attention and allow me to drive. The reader performed well enough to allow me to understand the reading while I drive.
The topic is interesting enough that I look forward to listening to it again.