Friday, February 27, 2009


Probably one of the most important books I've read recently is "The Brain that Changes itself" by Norman Doidge. The book looks at a number of medical professionals who have worked with the idea of neuroplasticity in a variety of circumstances.

In it I found a very clear explanation of why I managed to overcome the effects of MS by reprogramming my neural networks to bypass the "broken bits".
Many years ago it was believed that once the brain was damaged it could not be repaired, but now we know that the brain, by its very function, is a dynamically changing organ. There is one example in the book of a woman who was born with only one hemisphere in her brain and the other side took over the functions of the missing half.
The book is well worth reading.