IBNA- A book by American psychiatrist Norman Doidge, ‘The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science’ which focuses on a new science called neuroplasticity has been published in Persian.
The book which has received a mostly positive review by ‘The New York Times’ elaborates on the efforts made by the pioneers of neurology in exploring new methods for expanding the capacity of human mind. ‘The Brain that Changes Itself’ has been translated into Persian by Nazgol Azizi and released by Sailav Publishing in 420 pages and 1100 copies.
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed - people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable.
We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety is made by you so disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed.
Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. He is on the Research Faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.