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              Woman Who Changed Her Brain (New Edition)

              Woman Who Changed Her Brain (New Edition) (Paperback)

              By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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              A worldwide bestseller, this is the incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others do the same. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilitie...s that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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              ISBN 9781460757406
              Published AU 30 Dec 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition

              The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Revised Edition (Paperback)

              By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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              The incredible story of a woman who struggled with severe learning disabilities, built herself a better brain, and started a program that has helped thousands of others. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, st...ubborn - or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to fix her own brain. the Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains-from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. the capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits.
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              ISBN 9781460752692
              Published AU 23 Jan 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Woman who Changed Her Brain: How We Can Shape our Minds and Other Tales of Cognitive Transformation
               

              The Woman who Changed Her Brain: How We Can Shape our Minds and Other Tales of Cognitive Transformation (Paperback)

              By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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              The author was born with severe learning disabilities. Undaunted, she used her strengths to develop brain exercises to overcome her neurological deficits. She has gone on to change countless lives. This book helps readers to see how the brain works and what a profound impact impr...oved mental capacity has on how we can participate in the world.
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              ISBN 9780099563587
              Released AU 21 Jun 2013
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation
               

              The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara; Foreword by Doidge, Norman

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              Previously published in hardcover: New York: Free Press, 2012.

              ISBN 9781451607949
              Released AU 17 Sep 2013
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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