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Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our…

by Sharon Begley

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O cérebro pode mudar, e cada um de nós é capaz de fazer com que isso aconteça. A nossa mente, munida de desejos, necessidade e disciplina, pode desencadear essas mudanças. Neste livro, a premiada jornalista Sharon Begley, explora algo que os monges budistas já atestaram há milênios; o incrível potencial da mente humana. Explorando as mais recentes descobertas no campo da neurociência, a autora revela como esse potencial poderia ser empregado para vencer a depressão, curar feridas emocionais.
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In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Newsweek science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to reveal that, contrary to popular belief, we have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. Recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity–the ability of the brain to change in response to experience–reveal that the brain is capable of altering its structure and function, and even of generating new neurons, a power we retain well into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, compensate for disabilities, rewire itself to overcome dyslexia, and break cycles of depression and OCD. And as scientists are learning from studies performed on Buddhist monks, it is not only the outside world that can change the brain, so can the mind and, in particular, focused attention through the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness.

With her gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact and takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human.

“There are two great things about this book. One is that it shows us how nothing about our brains is set in stone. The other is that it is written by Sharon Begley, one of the best science writers around. Begley is superb at framing the latest facts within the larger context of the field. . . . This is a terrific book.”
–Robert M. Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

“Excellent . . . elegant and lucid prose . . . an open mind here will be rewarded.”
Discover magazine

“A strong dose of hope along with a strong does of science and Buddhist thought.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune

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A study of the new science of neuroplasticity explains how the brain can be physically altered to regain the use of limbs disabled by a stroke, recover from depression, reverse age-related changes, and acquire new skills even in old age.

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