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The Brain that Changes Itself, based on the best-selling book by Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge, presents a strong case for reconsidering how we view the human mind. The impact is just beginning to be felt in research, medical and rehabilitation circles. Simply put, the brain we once thought we knew turns out to be quite different than the one we discover in this documentary: the human brain is a surprisingly resilient and adaptable part of the body.
Please note that the above “The Brain that Changes Itself” program may not be available to all YouTube viewers due to regional rights restrictions in certain countries. Therefore for those of you whom cannot access the above version, an alternative presentation featuring an interview with Dr. Norman Doidge is available here.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
The placebo effect perplexes patients, confounds clinicians and thwarts drug developers. It has been documented in the medical literature for more than a century, and anecdotally for thousands of years. Yet until the last decade or so, modern medicine has considered it largely a nuisance — an annoyance to account for when designing clinical trials. But now scientists armed with results of new imaging studies are beginning to harness the effect for the additional boost it can provide for therapy.
How Your Brain Can Control Pain. If one concentrates on pain, the perception of that pain will increase. If one distracts thoughts away from the pain, the perception of the pain lessens. Learn about this amazing study involving brain control in this video from ScienCentral.