Neuroplasticity (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
  • Neuroplasticity (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
  • Neuroplasticity (The Mit Press Essential Knowledge Series)
ISBN: 0262529335
EAN13: 9780262529334
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 19, 2016
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 6.9" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The real story of how our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes--with or without brain training.

Fifty years ago, neuroscientists thought that a mature brain was fixed like a fly in amber, unable to change. Today, we know that our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes. This concept of neuroplasticity has captured the imagination of a public eager for self-improvement--and has inspired countless Internet entrepreneurs who peddle dubious brain training games and apps. In this book, Moheb Costandi offers a concise and engaging overview of neuroplasticity for the general reader, describing how our brains change continuously in response to our actions and experiences.

Costandi discusses key experimental findings, and describes how our thinking about the brain has evolved over time. He explains how the brain changes during development, and the synaptic pruning that takes place before brain maturity. He shows that adult brains can grow new cells (citing, among many other studies, research showing that sexually mature male canaries learn a new song every year). He describes the kind of brain training that can bring about improvement in brain function. It's not gadgets and games that promise to rewire your brain but such sustained cognitive tasks as learning a musical instrument or a new language. (Costandi also Read More chevron_right

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