[This] is a magical book, at once poetic and scientific, that holds out great hope for all of us...Barry, an excellent brain scientist, illustrates through her personal experiences and the fascinating science of vision that the brain is a marvelously plastic organ tha can continue to change its wiring and thereby its function throughout our adult life."Eric Kandel author of In Search of Memory "Beautifully written, deeply informative, and profoundly inspiring...[this book] will appeal to anyone interested in the beauty of the nervous system, and should be required reading for every person involved with the education, behavior, and development of children."Brock and Fernette Eide authors of The Mislabeled Child Susan R. Barry is a professor of neurobiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College. She speaks regularly to scientists, eye doctors, and educators on the topic of neuroplasticity. She has been featured on NPR and in a New Yorker article by renowned neurobiologist Oliver Sacks entitled "Stereo Sue." She and her husband have two grown children and live in South Hadley, Massachusetts. (booksense)
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