What if you had the power to change your brain for the better In Soft Wired, Dr Michael Merzenich a world authority on brain plasticity explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan, and how you can take control of that process to improve your life In addition to fascinating descriptions of how your brain has produced your unique memories, skills, quirks, aWhat if you had the power to change your brain for the better In Soft Wired, Dr Michael Merzenich a world authority on brain plasticity explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan, and how you can take control of that process to improve your life In addition to fascinating descriptions of how your brain has produced your unique memories, skills, quirks, and emotions, Soft Wired offers sound advice for evaluating your brain and gives clear, specific, scientifically proven guidance for how to rejuvenate, remodel, and reshape your brain to improve it at any age.
Soft Wired How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life What if you had the power to change your brain for the better In Soft Wired Dr Michael Merzenich a world authority on brain plasticity explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan and h
While this book provided some good insights, I wasn t able to reconcile this with the lack quality of the content, having previously read Norman Doige s The Brain that Changes Itself Ultimately my criticism of this book hinges on three main aspects Firstly, the constant and blatant self promotion of the author s Brain HQ website which I looked at and think is vastly inferior to Lumosity I would also like to note my personal annoyance with the authors exclusive use of case studies in relation to [...]
In Soft Wired How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life Dr Michael Merzenich shares some of what he has learned during his career as a pioneer in the field of brain plasticity The focus of Soft Wired is on the practical implications of the discovery that our brains continue to change, and can even improve, throughout our lives.Although I am very familiar with the science presented in Soft wired, I recommend reading this book no matter what your background I found Soft wired co [...]
I read this by assignment from my friend, Carolee and under protest because I usually avoid self help books like the plague Basically, the premise is that after our 30s, we are getting dumber by the minute, but there are things you can do to intervene in the dumbing down process I m sure Carolee has noticed my ever increasing befuddlement and is just trying to be a good friend Luckily, it turns out that some of the things you can do to stave off senility are things I like to do anyway Sadly, my [...]
I am a bit on the fence about this book the message and the information could have been conveyed in a book half the length The personal stories and anecdotes were depressing, frightening, and unnecessary But the redeeming quality the main points were great, and I learned a lot about the brain that s really cool and I m going to practice what he recommended though I might not buy the brain plasticity software he s selling No do I use a GPS I try not to take my brain out of action Reading this al [...]
A once a year read.
A book everyone should readThe brain is a little less a mystery thanks to the research of the author, Dr Michael Merzenich I got a little bored with some of the middle chapters not because they weren t interesting but I wanted to cut to the chase and start my brain exercises on the web site The brain is an amazing thing.
Dr Michael Merzenich s 2013 book Soft Wired is based on over 20 years of research he and other brain scientists have performed that demonstrate that the adult human brain is powerfully self adjusting It s soft wired, not hard wired Soft Wired, Michael Merzenich, Parnassus Publishing, LLC, 2013, p 28 His remedial work on brain redevelopment was first done with children who had severe deafness or reading deficiencies Later research extended to adults with various physical and behavioral limitation [...]
A hopeful perspective for our old days lies within these pagesThe author is engaging and has greatly succeeded to leave me enough appetite to want I believe this is the idea behind this strategy It s a double edged sword for me though, so one star comes off for this reason Especially considering it s an overstatement to say BrainHQ or other scientifically backed brain training programs for that matter are cost effective It s an extra expense nonetheless Love the personnal accounts, even the one [...]
This has been a fascinating and eye opening read It gives the reader direct knowledge and encouragement for how to take charge of one s health in all aspects emotional, physical, and mental And it all starts with the brain I admit the scientific terms got a bit heavy after some time, but I found it rather fun looking up the different terms and digging into the background and science of the different parts of the brain I would recommend this for anyone who likes nonfictional science books and any [...]
I do agree with those who complain about the author s blatant self promotion But the book is written in a way that is engaging and interesting and definitely gives you a lot of information about how your brain works It is not always easy to follow, the terminology and the text structure caused me problems, but all in all it was pretty enlightening which is exactly what I wanted and needed from this book Five stars, loved it, will read again, and will recommend to everyone.
Excellent This is the best book I have read about the neuroscience of aging and the related potential positive and negative impacts of brain plasticity.
Brilliant, a must read for anybody who has a brain over his her shouldersSurvival of the brainiest
Great introduction and call to action for the concept of brain plasticity written by the lead scientist on much of the related research, but too wordy and repetitive for 5 stars.
Kind of life changing.
You need to read this if you are past your prime and want to help control the otherwise guaranteed mental decline.