Below are helpful resources in the area of learning and cognition.
The Mind and The Brain
Book by Jeffery M. Shwartz MD Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists.
Switch on Your Brain
By Dr. Caroline Leaf I first learned about Dr. Caroline Leaf from a friend who had a son with special needs. Dr. Leaf is truly a pioneer in the world of neuroscience and healing the brain with the God given miracle of neuroplasticity. Switch on Your Brain is a wonderful book about how we do not have to be a victim of our biology and we can use our mind to change our brain. Every thought we have is an actual tangible matter that takes up real estate, and we can rearrange and restructure our thoughts to promote healing in our brain and body. SWITCH ON YOUR BRAIN provides a program for a 21 day brain detox. Dr Leaf explains the importance of the 21 and 63 day patterns and what actually starts to happen to the connections in your brain during that time. Anyone can benefit from this book. It can be a bit high level with pretty scientific language at some points, so I recommend both purchasing the book and the audible version so that you can listen, read and take notes, because you do not want to miss anything Dr Leaf has to say. Dr. Leaf also has some great teachings on Youtube as well as her own TV show.
The Brains Way of Healing
This book is full of inspiring stories and useful information on the latest amazing discoveries in neuroplasticity. It is a science book with a lot of information, but it is written in a fairly straightforward way compared to other books of its kind, which makes it easier for someone post brain injury to understand. I found that I retained the most information listening to it on Audible at a reduced speed. You can find more information on this book on Dr. Norman Doidges website by clicking here and you can also purchase it on Amazon. Dr. Norman Doidge MD also has a book called “The Brain That Changes Itself” which is also a great read (or listen). #Neuroplasticity