The Resource Neuroplasticity, Moheb Costandi

Neuroplasticity, Moheb Costandi

Label
Neuroplasticity
Title
Neuroplasticity
Statement of responsibility
Moheb Costandi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The real story of how our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes -- with or without ""brain training.""
  • "Fifty years ago, neuroscientists thought that a mature brain was fixed like a fly in amber, unable to change. Today, we know that our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes. This concept of neuroplasticity has captured the imagination of a public eager for self-improvement--and has inspired countless Internet entrepreneurs who peddle dubious 'brain training' games and apps. In this book, Moheb Costandi offers a concise and engaging overview of neuroplasticity for the general reader, describing how our brains change continuously in response to our actions and experiences. Costandi discusses key experimental findings, and describes how our thinking about the brain has evolved over time. He explains how the brain changes during development, and the 'synaptic pruning' that takes place before brain maturity. He shows that adult brains can grow new cells (citing, among many other studies, research showing that sexually mature male canaries learn a new song every year). He describes the kind of brain training that can bring about improvement in brain function. It's not gadgets and games that promise to 'rewire your brain' but such sustained cognitive tasks as learning a musical instrument or a new language. (Costandi also notes that London cabbies increase their gray matter after rigorous training in their city's complicated streets.) He tells how brains compensate after stroke or injury; describes addiction and pain as maladaptive forms of neuroplasticity; and considers brain changes that accompany childhood, adolescence, parenthood, and aging. Each of our brains is custom-built. Neuroplasticity is at the heart of what makes us human"--Publisher's website
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MYG
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Costandi, Moheb
Index
index present
LC call number
QP364.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WL 102
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neural transmission
  • Neurophysiology
Label
Neuroplasticity, Moheb Costandi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262337052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MITCogNet)170016
  • (MITCogNet)170016
Label
Neuroplasticity, Moheb Costandi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262337052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MITCogNet)170016
  • (MITCogNet)170016

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