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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition (Paperback)

By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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The incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, st...ubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. the Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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ISBN 9781460752692
Published NZ 23 Jan 2017
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
112 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781460752692
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 23 Jan 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara
Category Popular Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 362.3092
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Neuroplasticity - Popular works, Learning disabled - Biography - United States, Learning disabled, Neuroplasticity, United States
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade