The science of talent

“Brain plasticity” is a fascinating subject with tremendous implications for human potential, learning and achievement. I loved and recommend The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, written compellingly for non-experts by a scientist who knows the field.

There’s a growing genre that takes brain plasticity one step closer toward self-help and pop science. These books tend to be written by journalists rather than scientists. They’re quite repetitive because they cover the same topic using many of the same research findings and examples as the other books. But they’re informative and fun to read. And the subject truly is important, especially if you’re seeking parenting wisdom.

If you haven’t read one or two of the following, I’d suggest you head to your local library:

Posted by James on Friday, May 21, 2010