Science Book Group

Cover of The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality by Kathryn Paige Harden

Tuesday, November 22, 7–8:30 p.m. in King and via Zoom

On November 22 we will finish our discussion of The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality by Kathryn Paige Harden.

In December the Science Book Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (December 6 and 20) instead of our usual 2nd and 4th to better fit around the holidays.

Cover of The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, by Norman Doidge

Our December book will be The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge.

THE BRAIN CAN CHANGE ITSELF. It is a plastic, living organ that can actually change its own structure and function, even into old age. Arguably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience since scientists first sketched out the brain’s basic anatomy, this revolutionary discovery, called neuroplasticity, promises to overthrow the centuries-old notion that the brain is fixed and unchanging. The brain is not, as was thought, like a machine, or “hardwired” like a computer. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations, or what was thought to be incurable brain damage, but expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature.

Norman Doidge

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