Norman Doidge on Healing The Brain

The Brain That Changes Itself is a fascinating documentary by Norman Doidge that explores many pathways to healing the brain and the body.

Doidge vanquishes the idea that the brain is hard wired and unable to change after significant damage from injury, infection, toxin exposure, emotional trauma. Damaged neuropathways that slow information processing can be worked around, using novel auditory, visual, tactile, and cognitive stimulation to forge new pathways. He explains that nerves that fire together, wire together, and form new ways of processing information, allowing the blind to “see”, the deaf to “hear”, and those with multiple other disabilities to find a new way of being fully in the world.