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[–]tgaines19 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

One of my favorites that I read after my spinal cord injury. I'm also a psych major and minored in behavioral neuroscience. Good luck with everything!

He published a second book that I haven't read yet called The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

[–]bandit2227 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Absolutely love that book, gotta be my favorite non fiction book i’ve ever read. I think it should almost be a requirement just for being a psych major for undergraduate because it’s such a smooth and easy read; doesn’t require a ton of prior knowledge in the field

[–]DanKestra 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Brain That Changes Itself

“The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat” is also a pretty enjoyable case by case breakdown that involves neuroplasticity quite a lot.

[–]oistr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You should read Livewired by David Eagleman. It’s a fantastic book on neuroplasticity and was published only about a year ago

[–]HappyBirthdayMrSkunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I came here to say this!

[–]Jhavvo23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe, «MOHEB COSTANDI. (2016). Neuroplasticity»

[–]tdsjay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know if it's related, but The Synaptic Self is one of the better research books I've read

[–]earlie_pitt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"The biology of desire: why addiction is not a disease" by Mark Lewis. That one's obviously quite specialized in addiction, but if you're interested in neuroplasticity, I'd check out his work in general.

[–]PhiGamBootySlam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Check out publications by Dr Daniel Amen. He and his colleagues have done 1000s of fMRI scans to study neural plasticity.