The Living Brain – An Interview with Norman Doidge

About Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. He is on the Research Faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry. You can visit his website at

Did you that your brain can grow new cells, reorganize its networks, and improve with time? This is not the immutable organ you learned about in high school biology class. The human brain is in fact a living, changing structure with immense potential for development.

If you find this notion interesting, you must read The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. It’s one of the most exciting books of 2007.

In the podcast above, ScribeMedia.Org had the opportunity to discuss his ideas above the current revolution going on in neuroscience.

One thought on “The Living Brain – An Interview with Norman Doidge

  1. Fascinating! Hopeful! Is anything being discovered about intermittent exotropia? In my late 70′s my eyes began not focusing on the same image. Double vision. It seems clear that this is controlled by the brain, as each eye sees fine on its own. I’ve done a lot of vision therapy but if something new is to be discovered, I want to be part of the test population.

    I am in San Francisco. Can I get a reply to this?

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