Remarkable Discoveries And Recoveries From The Frontiers Of Neuroplasticity The brain can heal itself â€” healthy neurons can take over the functions of broken or missing ones â€” if we guide it correctly. Norman Doidge chronicles patients, doctors and researchers who are exploring new ways to deal with human problems. He introduces patients who have damage to their brains from strokes, trauma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonâ€™s disease, autism and other conditions. He talks about the researchers, therapists and doctors who provide these patients with tools that have the potential to change brain function. These include laser therapy, filtered sound, electric pulses and regimens that rely on touch and movement to reorient the brain. Doidge explains the processes of the brain and body in an understandable way, and relates stories of patients who hobble into labs and medical offices on canes and leave without them after their first visit.