Tuesday, May 29, 2007

NY Times Book Review on Neuroplasticity

The New York Times has a review on a book published recently by Norman Doidge that reports on the revolution/evolution of the science surrounding neuroplasticity.
The credo of this revolution is neuroplasticity — the discovery that the human brain is as malleable as a lump of wet clay not only in infancy, as scientists have long known, but well into hoary old age......
Dr. Doidge, a Canadian psychiatrist and award-winning science writer, recounts the accomplishments of the “neuroplasticians,” as he calls the neuroscientists involved in these new studies, with breathless reverence. Their work is indeed mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff, with implications, as Dr. Doidge notes, not only for individual patients with neurologic disease but for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history.

This should be some interesting reading. I will get some thoughts on this books into the blog as soon as I get my hands on a copy and get through it.
If you have read the book I would like to hear what you have to say.