Category Archives: Norman Doidge

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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Such A Nice Lady

For the Life Elsewhere Valentine’s Day Special she joined in by answering our three questions about love, almost demurely. She had a quiet reserve that suggested talking about love was a private matter. Certainly, she had thought about the questions, but her answers were not too revealing. Even her choice for a favorite love song gave little away: Stevie Wonder’s I Just

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The Brain, Touch & Two New Artists

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet, he joins Life Elsewhere to discuss his latest book The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. “They thought that the brain was too sophisticated for its own good. That during evolution it became so complex that it lost the ability to

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