Neuroplasticity [Audiobook] download free by Moheb Costandi

Neuroplasticity Audiobook download free by Moheb Costandi
  • Listen audiobook: Neuroplasticity
  • Author: Moheb Costandi
  • Release date: 2016/11/9
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780262529334
  • Rating: 8.04 of 10
  • Votes: 650
  • Review by: Sky Harley
  • Review rating: 7.28 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/2
  • Duration: 2H21M4S in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-04
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, WMA, WAV, MPEG4, MP3, Vorbis (compression ZIP, TAR.7Z, RAR, JAR, TAR, LZMA)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 14M15S (3.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The real story of how our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes-with or without 'brain training.'Fifty years ago, neuroscientists thought that a mature brain was fixed like a fly in amber, unable to change. Today, we know that our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes. This concept of neuroplasticity has captured the imagination of a public eager for self-improvement-and has inspired countless Internet entrepreneurs who peddle dubious 'brain training' games and apps. In this book, Moheb Costandi offers a concise and engaging overview of neuroplasticity for the general reader, describing how our brains change continuously in response to our actions and experiences.Costandi discusses key experimental findings, and describes how our thinking about the brain has evolved over time. He explains how the brain changes during development, and the 'synaptic pruning' that takes place before brain maturity. He shows that adult brains can grow new cells (citing, among many other studies, research showing that sexually mature male canaries learn a new song every year). He describes the kind of brain training that can bring about improvement in brain function. It's not gadgets and games that promise to 'rewire your brain' but such sustained cognitive tasks as learning a musical instrument or a new language. (Costandi also notes that London cabbies increase their gray matter after rigorous training in their city's complicated streets.) He tells how brains compensate after stroke or injury; describes addiction and pain as maladaptive forms of neuroplasticity; and considers brain changes that accompany childhood, adolescence, parenthood, and aging. Each of our brains is custom-built. Neuroplasticity is at the heart of what makes us human.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Physical Anthropology & Ethnography, Neurosciences
  • Download servers: MEGA, BitShare, FreakShare, EliteTorrent, Turbobit.net, Google Drive. Compressed in ZIP, TAR.7Z, RAR, JAR, TAR, LZMA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.63 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x178x13mm
  • Weight: 181.44g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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