Wednesday, September 17, 2008

All in the Mind - Part 1 of 2: The Power of Plasticity

Another cool podcast from All in the Mind, this time on neural plasticity.

Part 1 of 2: The Power of Plasticity

The dogma used to be that the adult brain was a rigid, unchangeable organ, but that pessimistic perspective is now being radically revised. Psychiatrist Dr Norman Doidge journeyed into the labs and lives of the 'neuroplasticians' -- once scientific mavericks, they're challenging the old neurological nihilism. Professor Jeffrey Schwartz is one. They both join Natasha Mitchell in discussion to reveal how the human brain has underestimated itself! Next week, plasticity on the couch...


Dr Norman Doidge
Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Columbia University, New York.

& Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto, Canada

Jeffrey Schwartz
Associate Research Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles

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Interview with Norman Doidge on ABC TV's 7:30 Report with Kerry O'brien
Broadcast September 2008.

Brisbane Writers Festival, 2008
Brisbane, Australia

NeuroLeadership Summit 2008
September 2008
Sydney, Australia

Conference: Learning & the Brain - Rewiring the Brain
April 2008, Boston, Massachussetts

Plastic brains and the neuroscience of psychotherapy
Broadcast on ABC Radio National's All in the Mind, 2003.


Title: The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from Frontiers of Brain Science
Author: Norman Doidge, M.D
Publisher: Scribe, 2007
ISBN: 978192125827

Title: The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity & the power of mental force
Author: Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley
Publisher: Regan Books, 2002
ISBN 0-06-039355

Title: Quantum Physics in neuroscience & psychology : A neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction
Author: Schwartz J.M, Stapp H.P, Beauregard M.
Publisher: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2005 Jun 29;360(1458):1309-27

Title: Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
Author: Jeffrey Schwartz
Publisher: Harper Perennial, 1997
ISBN-10: 0060987111 ISBN-13: 978-0060987114

Title: The Role of Volition in OCD Therapy Neurocognitive, neuroimaging and neuroplastic aspects
Author: Joseph O'Neill and Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Publisher: Clinical Neuropsychiatry (2004) 1, 1, 13-31

Title: Mindful Awareness and Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Integrating psychospiritual and biological approaches to mental health with a focus on obsessive compulsive disorder
Author: in chapter 13, Mijares, S. G., and Khalsa, G. S. (Eds.), The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative methods for understanding and treating mental disorders
Publisher: Binghamton, NY: Haworth Reference Press
ISBN 0-78902324-5

Title: The Neuroscience of Leadership
Author: David Rock & Jeffrey Schwartz
Publisher: Strategy + Business magazine, Summer 2006


Natasha Mitchell

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