For the past 400 years we have thought of the human brain as a machine: a hard-wired instrument incapable of fundamental change. YouGÇÖre stuck with what youGÇÖre born with. Well. WeGÇÖve been wrong. The brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity. This sentence is the most important shift in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy four centuries ago. This revolution has profound implications for our understanding of how love, sex, grief, relationships, learning, addictions, culture, technology, and psychotherapies change our brains. This is nothing less than a scientific revolution, a major paradigm shift, a revolution of thought. In this documentary that shows the brain as fluid rather than hardwired, bestselling author, psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge introduces us to both the brilliant scientists championing this frontier science and the astonishing progress of people whose lives have been saved and transformed because of it.
The Brain That Changes Itself
Dr Norman Doidge examines the vast expanse of our brain's potential