Norman DOIDGE

  • Dans son premier livre, Les Étonnants Pouvoirs de transformation du cerveau, Norman Doidge, psychiatre, psychanalyste et chercheur, nous faisait découvrir un sujet révolutionnaire : la neuroplasticité, cette capacité du cerveau de changer et de se transformer par lui-même. Aujourd'hui, la recherche médicale a appris à exploiter cette faculté inouïe pour soigner, voire guérir, certaines pathologies qu'on aurait crues incurables. De la naissance à la mort, notre cerveau ne cesse de se transformer en se remodelant, afin de s'adapter à son environnement. La recherche médicale a appris à exploiter ces étonnantes capacités afin de supporter - et même de guérir - certaines pathologies qu'on aurait cru incurables. Grâce à des exercices de concentration une infirmière voit ses insupportables douleurs chroniques disparaître en quelques semaines. Un homme rendu aveugle à la suite d'une maladie auto-immune, recouvre la vue en méditant. Un enfant souffrant de retard intellectuel apprend d'un seul coup à parler en écoutant de la musique... Après le succès de son premier livre Les étonnants pouvoirs de transformation du cerveau, Norman Doidge poursuit sa plongée dans l'univers fascinant et - disons-le - assez miraculeux de la neuroplasticité et nous livre un panorama unique et très complet des dernières avancées de cette médecine de pointe.

  • Il est urgent de redécouvrir ce livre pionnier, passionnant et réconfortant, sur les ressources inexplorées de notre cerveau, son infinie capacité à s'adapter et à progresser.
    Dans ce livre publié pour la première fois en 2008 et vendu à plus d'1 million d'exemplaires à travers le monde, Norman Doidge nous révélait une découverte révolutionnaire : la neuroplasticité du cerveau, à savoir sa capacité à modifier sa structure physique pour compenser des déficiences, des lésions, pour se réparer, mais aussi pour se développer et s'améliorer - et ce, quel que soit notre âge.
    Dix ans plus tard, les neurosciences sont sur toutes les lèvres et la neuroplasticité ne cesse de dévoiler ses extraordinaires pouvoirs thérapeutiques, notamment pour les pathologies dégénératives comme la maladie d'Alzheimer ou de Parkinson.

  • What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidges inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more ;
    An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives theyve transformed--people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma 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 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.

  • The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.

  • " Le livre de Doidge est un portrait remarquable et plein d'espoir de l'infinie adaptabilité de l'esprit humain. " Olivier Sacks, auteur de L'homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau et autres récits cliniques

    Le sujet absolument révolutionnaire de cet ouvrage : le cerveau peut changer et se transformer par lui-même. Doué d'un talent de conteur et du sens de l'anecdote, Norman Doidge illustre brillamment cette étonnante capacité du cerveau à se réparer à travers un livre qui se lit comme un roman : chaque chapitre est consacré à l'histoire d'un patient. Un propos à la rigueur scientifique servie par la prose vivante, accessible et enlevée d'un excellent journaliste.

  • What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidges inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more ;
    An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives theyve transformed--people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma 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 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.

  • The New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience-'what we call neuroplasticity.
    His revolutionary new book shows, for the first time, how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. It describes natural, non-invasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us-'light, sound, vibration, movement-'which pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain's own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated years of chronic pain or recovered from debilitating strokes or accidents; children on the autistic spectrum or with learning disorders normalizing; symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy radically improved, and other near-miracle recoveries. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia with simple approaches anyone can use.
    For centuries it was believed that the brain's complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain's Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance and health.

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