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My Plastic Brain by Caroline Williams

My Plastic Brain

My Plastic Brain by Caroline Williams
Mar 13, 2018 | 278 Pages
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“An easy-to-read journey through the world of brain research that gives a glimpse of what is happening there, all done with a highly personal touch.”

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“It can be difficult to find quality [self-help] works within the sea of quantity . . . Williams strikes a home run in this brilliantly written and expertly researched book. A useful guide. . . . An eye-opening, encouraging, and hopeful discussion of neuroplasticity and how we can improve for the better.”

“How plastic is your brain? Is it worth taking the trouble and experimenting with your brain? Caroline Williams invites you to take a journey into the complex world of neuroscience to answer these questions. After taking myriads of tests and checking into leading neuroscience labs, she eventually finds her real self. This lucid, jargon-free masterpiece is an artful combination of engaging enthusiasm, good humor, and an impressive knowledge of mind matters. A satisfying food for the soul.”
—Gyorgy Buzsaki, author of Rhythms of the Brain

“I highly recommend this well-written and entertaining account of the Caroline Williams’s hands-on exploration, through the lens of neuroscience, of supposed brain-training techniques. In the process of demolishing some of the myths and promotional hyperbole surrounding these techniques, she provides fascinating insight into how our brains function and how this functioning might be improved with advances in technology.”

—Dr. James Alcock, professor of psychology, York University, and author of Belief

“A delightful book. Smart, spirited, personal, and stocked with well-researched psychological and neural facts, woven together in an original tapestry.”

—Marc Lewis, award-winning author of The Biology of Desire

“If your mind has a mind of its own, this is the book that will teach you how to discipline it and stop it from wandering off. Caroline Williams has written an entertaining, smart self-help book for people who hate self-help books. Her great skill is in navigating the complexity of neuroscience to produce a practical, no-nonsense guide to brain training that is also a page-turner.”

—Gaia Vince, award-winning author of Adventures in the Anthropocene

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