The Brain that changes Itself
October 2, 2010, 11:30 am
I recommend this book by Dr. Norman Doidge. It is about Neuroplasticity and helps the understanding of the way our brains learn. Each chapter is about a particular persons' problem & how changing the way our nervous system works can improve our quality of life. There are also reports from various Scientists about their exploratory work with people & animals.
November 2, 2010, 6:36 pm
This was the most amazing book. I hadn't connected that whole concept of neuroplasticity and brain real estate to Feldenkrais. Very true.
Doidge's story about the mirror box for the missing limb with phantom pain was a real eye opener. Like it was stuck in a contorted pose.
Before I did some Feldenkrais, I would have thought that tension in my shoulders needed equal strength manipulation rather than gentle movement past the resistance.
November 2, 2010, 1:23 pm
I found this book very interesting. It shatters the myth that brain function cannot be restored once lost, it just takes longer and a high degree of application. Worth the effort.
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