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The Brain's Way of Healing: stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries

Hosted by Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,

Speaker

Professor Norman Doidge

Chair

Professor Luc Bovens

In his new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used to improve, and even cure, many prevalent brain problems previously thought to be incurable or irreversible. Doidge describes a series of remarkable recoveries using natural, non-invasive techniques: cases where sounds played into the ear successfully treat autism, learning disorders and attention deficit in children; gentle electrical stimulators tingling on the tongue are used to reverse symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Finally, he reveals simple methods proven to reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. Using moving human stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates the principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times  bestselling author. His book The Brain That Changes Itself has sold over a million copies worldwide and was chosen by the Dana Foundation's journal Cerebrum as the best general book ever written on the brain. He is on the faculty of the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry as well as the Research Faculty at Columbia University's Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City.

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