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  • Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sharon Begley
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (44)

    Is change possible? Everyone who has tried and failed, wished they could be happier, or has been told they were too old to learn something, has wondered why we just seem to be stuck with ourselves. But this amazing and hopeful audiobook shows us that it is not only possible for us to control our brains but also for us to rewire them.

    Billy says: "A good update on brain science"
    "Big disappointment"
    Overall

    The title is deceptive; rather than providing practical information, this book is little more than a drawn-out description of a series of meetings between Buddhists and scientists and of a few experiments on neural pathways. Here's the synopsis: rather than becoming fixed or rigid in adulthood, the neural pathways in human brains (and presumably in primate brains, since the book's research is based in part on some horrifically inhumane experiments involving monkeys) remain changeable - and, with conscious effort, can change. There: now there's no need to purchase this book and slog through slow narrative, descriptions of animal cruelty, and repetitive messages.

    26 of 32 people found this review helpful

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