Mind Sculpture: Your Brain's Untapped Potential

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Transworld, Feb 8, 2011 - Science - 316 pages
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Listen. Can you hear an aircraft passing overhead? A dog barking? The twittering of birds? In straining to listen, you have just sent a surge of electrical activity through millions of brain cells. In choosing to do this with your mind, you have changed your brain - you have made brain cells fire, at the side of your head, above the right eye. By the time you've read this far, you will have changed your brain permanently. These words will leave a faint trace in the woven electricity of you. For 'you' exists in the trembling web of connected brain cells. This web is in flux, continually remoulded, sculpted by the restless energy of the world. That energy is transformed at your senses into the utterly unique weave of brain connections that is YOU.

New research has demonstrated the way in which the brain is shaped by experience and sculpted by our interactions with the world around us. As one of the world's leading authorities on brain rehabilitation, Ian Robertson is uniquely placed to explore these ground-breaking discoveries, that free us from the currently fashionable genetically determinist view. Mind Sculpture is a singularly accessible and imaginative book which communicates the excitement and challenge of the most recent research, its consequences for how we understand the brain and how we perceive ourselves.

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Mind sculpture: unlocking your brain's untapped potential

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Robertson (psychology, Trinity Coll., Dublin) has served as a science correspondent for several London newspapers, is a frequent contributor to science and medical journals, and has authored several ... Read full review

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Interesting. But it felt like the author didn't really grasp all the concepts he was talking about. The lack of references makes it feel like the sort of thing which a journalist would knock together in his spare time. I suspect a few of the concepts are already outdated. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. Formerly a scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Hughes Hall, he is also a visiting professor at University College London with a further appointment in Toronto. One of the world's leading researchers on brain rehabilitation, he has published numerous scholarly books and scientific papers on the subject. He is the author of Mind Sculpture: unleashing your brain's potential and The Mind's Eye, which are published by Bantam Books.

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