The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years. Dr. Norman Doidge introduces principles we can all use to overcome brain limitations and explores the profound brain implications of the changing brain in an immensely moving book that will permanently alter the way we look at human possibility and human nature.
Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness — That’s us, the readers of this blog…going against paradigm and healing ourselves with openness and conscientiousness. These are qualities that can be contagious. Right now we operate in a society telling us we don’t know what we’re doing…or that what we are doing is “woo.” Just think what happens when people start understanding what is possible. Others will start to open up and see the possibilities too. This is why education and sharing our journeys are both critically important. None of what we do is unscientific by the way, it’s just that science doesn’t know how to measure what we’re doing…
We can change how our brain functions. We can change the very structure of the brain. There are enormous implications here for anyone who has ever been labeled with a psychiatric illness. We can change and heal our minds and brains and we need not do it in detrimental fashion with neurotoxic medications.
I’ve posted articles about Dr. Norman Doidge’s work several times. Here is a video with him talking about how even a damaged brain can grow, heal and repair itself. Below is a quotation from the youtube channel: The Brain That Changes Itself: In this Melbourne Conversations event, Dr Norman Doidge, author of bestselling book The… Continue Reading →
I’ve posted about Dr. Norman Doidge before. His work is worth looking at again. The Brain: Changing the adult mind through the power of plasticity – thestar.com The thinking about the adult brain at the time echoed the physical state of this inanimate, three-pound organ from a cadaver. It was thought to be static, fixed… Continue Reading →
And yes this suggests that our so called defective, mentally ill, brain disordered, schizophrenic, and bipolar brains can heal on there own with some effort, no drugs!! For my other pieces on neuroplasticity look here. The brain man September 10, 2008 – From The Age THE elegant, old-world dining room of the Hotel Windsor during… Continue Reading →
And yes that includes our so called “defective,” “mentally ill,” “brain disordered,” “schizophrenic,” and “bipolar” brains!! For my other pieces on neuroplasticity look here. I usually try to stay away from copying whole articles these days, but a friend the other day told me fair use laws allow for this sort of copying for educational… Continue Reading →
For more by Steven Morgan see here. Rethinking the Potential of the Brain in Major Psychiatric Disorders By Steven Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org I. Questionable Theories The human brain is likely the most complex structure in the Universe. Even though it produces our understanding of the world, we are still in our infancy of understanding it. Even… Continue Reading →
Steven Morgan has once again kindly allowed me to post an excellent article he has written on the brain and mental illness. See here and here for other work he’s done. I’m becoming a great admirer of his work. I apologize for the formatting. Sometimes wordpress refuses to cooperate. Rethinking the Potential of the Brain… Continue Reading →