The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of the Human Mind

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of the Human Mind

Hardback

By (author) Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

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  • Publisher: SQUARE PEG
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 242mm x 34mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 24 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224095188
  • ISBN 13: 9780224095181
  • Sales rank: 52,108

Product description

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her as slow, stubborn or worse. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon reserach that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to 'fix' her brain. She has gone on to change countless lives. The idea that self-improvement can happen in the brain has now caught fire. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that by engaging in certain mental tasks, we actually change the structure of our brains - this is known as neuroplasticity. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain powerfully demonstrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed. This remarkable book by a brilliant pioneer deepens our understanding of how the brain works. Our brains may shape us, but this book offers clear and hopefully evidence of the corollary: that we shape our brains.

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Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program. She holds both a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).

Review quote

"If you have a son, a daughter, a parent, a spouse, or a brain, this is a must-read book. It will open your mind to new possibilities on how to deal with 'traffic jams' in the brain" -- Alvaro Fernandez, Ceo & Co-Founder, Sharpbrains.Com "By her own fierce determination and passionate desire to learn, this remarkable woman changed her own brain and has since helped countless others to change theirs. This is an important book" -- Mira Bartok, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Memory Palace "Moving, insightful and empowering!" -- Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph. D, The Author Of The Wisdom Paradox And The New Executive Brain "A fascinating book that offers huge hope to people who are written off as not 'normal'" -- Sally Morris Daily Mail "An inspiring story, bringing hope to people with cognitive conditions" -- Alistair Mabbott Herald