Dr. Norman Doidge
Norman Doidge, M.D.
Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, essayist, and poet, on faculty at the Departments of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and, Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Doidge has written over 170 scientific and popular articles. His book The Brain That Changes Itself, onneuroplasticity, has been described by the late Oliver Sacks as “Fascinating...a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.” The New York Times has written that The Brain That Changes Itself, has “implications…not only for individual patients with neurologic disease but for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history.” It is available in over 100 countries, has sold over a million copies, and has been chosen by the Dana Brain Foundation USA’s journal, Cerebrum, from amongthe 30,000 books ever written on the brain, as the best general book on the brain. His second book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, described by V.S. Ramachandran and “brilliant and highly original,” is also a New York times best seller. He is finishing a novel.