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Read online The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation Born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow stubborn or worse Barbara Arrowsmith Young read and wrote everything backwards struggled to process concepts in language continually got lost and could make no sense of an analog clock But through her formidable memory and determination she made her way to graduate school where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her brain Now the Director of Arrowsmith School the author interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than years of working with both children and adults to restructure their own brains .

i The Woman Who Changed Her Brain i powerfully and poignantly illustrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed This remarkable book by a brilliant pathbreaker deepens our understanding of how the brain works and of the brain s profound impact on how we participate in the world Our brains shape us but this book offers clear and hopeful evidence of the corollary we can shape our brains by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Norman Doidge

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
Title:The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
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ISBN:1451607938
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Brain, Education, Health
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Born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow stubborn or worse Barbara Arrowsmith Young read and wrote everything backwards struggled to process concepts in language continually got lost and could make no sense of an analog clock But through her formidable memory and determination she made her way to graduate school where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her brain Now the Director of Arrowsmith School the author interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than years of working with both children and adults to restructure their own brains br br i The Woman Who Changed Her Brain i powerfully and poignantly illustrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed This remarkable book by a brilliant pathbreaker deepens our understanding of how the brain works and of the brain s profound impact on how we participate in the world Our brains shape us but this book offers clear and hopeful evidence of the corollary we can shape our brains, Includes a new chapter that examines the latest research demonstrating the positive impact of cognitive exercises on students brains investigates the many ways that neuroplasticity and education are now converging and offers a list of schools in Australia and New Zealand that have embraced the Arrowsmith Program br br 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 br br Barbara Arrowsmith Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow stubborn 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