Monday, May 12, 2008

The Infinite Mind: Rewiring the Brain II

Rewiring the Brain II

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A decade after The Infinite Mind first looked at the "neuroplasticity" of the brain (it's ability to rewire itself), we revisit the subject, and look at the bold, new breakthroughs in our understanding and practical uses of this science.

Host Dr. Fred Goodwin speaks with Dr. Norman Doidge, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Columbia University and the University of Toronto, and author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From the Frontiers of Brain Science," who chronicles how "people rewire their brains with their thoughts, to cure previously incurable obsessions and traumas."

Plus a look at neuroplasticity and meditation. We hear from Sharon Begley, science writer for Newsweek magazine and co-author with of "The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity and The Power of Mental Force." She is also author of "Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves." She is joined by Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.

And we'll hear about brain gyms and mind exercises from Dr. Larry McCleary, a neurosurgeon and author of "The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental Energy." He joins us with "news you can use" about building connections in your brain, fighting off dementia, and ending up smarter than most in your old age.

(The Infinite Mind can be heard on KUMD Radio Mondays at 9pm.)

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