Norman Doidge, M.D.

Norman Doidge, M.D.

Canadian Dr. Norman Doidge is the bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself and a renowned research psychiatrist in his own right.

In addition to being on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Doidge has written more than 170 articles—scientific and popular—that have appeared across a variety of media outlets. He was also featured in the TVO, CBC and PBS special called The Brain Fitness Program which became the most successful PBS TV fund raising drive in history.

As well, the CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki developed a captivating documentary based on Dr. Doidge’s book The Brain That Changes Itself.

What is brain plasticity?

Have you wondered exactly what brain plasticity is and why it seems to have taken scientists such a long time to discover that the brain is actually plastic and changeable? Perhaps you’re interested in learning about what the future holds for the field of brain plasticity? Listen in on a podcast by Dr. Michael Merzenich and Dr. Norman Doidge as they discuss these very important questions.

Learn about the scientific discovery of brain plasticity!

Featured in "Chapter 3: Redesigning the brain” of Dr. Doidge’s book The Brain That Changes Itself is Posit Science co-founder Dr. Michael Merzenich. Throughout this chapter Dr. Merzenich’s revolutionary research into brain plasticity as well his well-known plasticity-based brain training program, BrainHQ are both discussed.