Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Norman Doidge and neuroplasticity

Norman Doidge, M.D., was a recent guest at Yale University's Mind, Brain, Culture and Consciouness working group at the Whitney Humanities Center. Norman is a psychiatrist, writer, and poet who is presently on the research faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalystic Training and Research and the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry. He discussed his latest book, The Brain That Changes Itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. The book provides a history of research related to neuroplasticity and discusses a number of controversial individuals and issues. Norman indicated that a documentary related to the book is currently being filmed in Canada. We will keep you posted regarding its release.

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