How the Outwork Book Club Works
Posts for the Outwork Book Club will be continuous; I will post updates as I work through each book. It is a living document, because it doesn’t immediately die as soon as it becomes published like everything else. It is something that is continuously updated and changed over time to reflect the newest information, thoughts, and ideas.
THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF
By Norman Doidge | Link to book
February 1, 2017
My first book for 2017 is one that reflects the unlimited potential for cognitive growth. I always knew that a person can become smarter in a sense if they worked at it hard enough. But Norman Doidge insists that there is more to it; that the human brain can change itself to meet the demands of the body.
“One of these scientists even showed that thinking, learning, and acting can turn our genes on or off, thus shaping our brain anatomy and our behavior- surely one of the most extraordinary discoveries of the twentieth century.”
Learning adjusts genes which creates changes in behavior. [Read more…]