Monday, September 22, 2008

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

Part 2 (of 2) of this cool podcast from All in the Mind on neural plasticity. Part 1 is here.

Part 2 of 2 - The power of plasticity

The brain is more plastic than scientists once believed. But what does this mental malleability mean for humanity? More compelling stories from psychiatrist Dr Norman Doidge as he enters the labs and lives of the new 'neuroplasticians'. And, neuroplasticity on the couch - does psychotherapy physically change your brain?

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

& Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto, Canada

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

Balancing Act: article about Paul Bach-y-Rita's work
Published in University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni magazine, On Wisconsin. Spring 2007.

Can you see with your tongue?
Discover magazine article about Professor Paul Bach-y-Rita's trail-blazing work. Published 2003.

Research papers (abstracts) by Professor Paul Bach-y-Rita
Professor Paul Bach-y-Rita was a trail-blazer in the field of neuroplasticity and introduced the concept of sensory substitution. He was most recently Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison before his death in November 2006.


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


Natasha Mitchell

1 comment:

voyager3000 said...

A fascinating topic, which I kept pursuing since I studied medicine long ago. Originally I wanted to write a doctoral thesis .

I blogged something here:

Added as comment is a 10 point checklist of Don Beck for new paradigms in general.