Science Book Group

Tuesday, December 20, 7–8:30 p.m., Zoom-only

Update (12/19): Given the uncertainty with the weather, let’s keep everyone safe and do a Zoom-only meeting tomorrow. Also, please come prepared with book suggestions for January. And even more book ideas for the next poll.

We will finish discussing our December book, The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge. We will also select our January read.

Cover of 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

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

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1 Response

  1. K. Lusignan says:

    I loved that book!