The Brain that Changes Itself

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The Brain That Changes Itself
The Brain That Changes Itself --- book cover.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorNorman Doidge
CountryUnited States
PublisherViking Press
Publication date
Media typePrint, e-book
Pages427 pp.
612.8 22
LC ClassQP363.3 .D65 2007

The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science[1] is a book on neuroplasticity by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge.

The New York Times gave a mostly positive review of the book.[2]

In contrast The International Journal of Psychoanalysis published a negative book review essay critical of Doidge's writings. The review claims that neuroscience is irrelevant to the study of psychoanalysis.[3]

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  1. ^ Doidge, Norman (2007) The Brain that changes itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. ISBN 978-0-670-03830-5 (hc.) / ISBN 978-0-14-311310-2 (pbk.)
  2. ^ Zuger, Abigail; M.D (29 May 2007). "Review: The Brain That Changes Itself" – via
  3. ^ Carmeli Zvi, Blass Rachel (2013). "The case against neuroplastic analysis: A further illustration of the irrelevance of neuroscience to psychoanalysis through a critique of Doidge's The Brain that Changes Itself". The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 94 (2): 391–410. doi:10.1111/1745-8315.12022.

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