The 2nd evening Tue reading group has discussed the book ‘The brain that changes itself‘ by Norman Doidge. It’s still a popular book after three years of its publication. The notes from the group said
it’s a layman’s scientific book. The subject matter was interesting.
The case studies covered were quite inspirational when dealing with autism, cerebral palsy and the girl born with half-a-brain.
Some members of the group didn’t finish the book and thought the subject matter would be better addressed in a medical journal, but others found it was a very interesting reading.
The ‘moral’ of the book is ‘never say never’ to learning something new.
It is not a typical ‘book club book’ but would have an appeal to a wide audience who are interested in science and the brain.