The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

Doidge, Norman.¬†The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. New York: Viking, 2015. Print. Genre: Nonfiction (although don’t be surprised if you often think you’re reading scifi!) Summary:¬†Imagination heals chronic pain. Meditation reverses blindness. Walking stops the onset of Parkinson’s. Red LED lights heal arthritis or physical disabilities caused… Continue reading The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

The Art of Smart: Creativity Proves Good for Growing Brains and Brains Growing Older

Recently, I published an article with the Durango Telegraph about recent studies in neuroscience showing how the brain definitely benefits from doing art. Singing, dancing, painting, writing, riffing, you name it! Art stimulates various regions of the young brain, helping it mature, while staving off the atrophy of old age. And, as an added bonus,… Continue reading The Art of Smart: Creativity Proves Good for Growing Brains and Brains Growing Older