Good background but little substance Apr 1, 2007
As I was reading reviews of this book, I was expecting methods for exacting neuroplasticity and neurogenesis in our lives. However, the book is an excellent review of the various experiments of how leading researchers in the area of neuroscience have concluded that the human brain is neuroplastic and undergoes routine neurogeneseis even as we age. Much of this research emanated from the Dalai Lama's questioning of a leading group of neuroscientists on whether constant meditation can physically alter the brain structure and hence, help us achieve modifications in how we behave, interact, and achieve different results in life. Unfortunately, although it gave a great historical perspective on how the theories of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity were derived, it misses out on the tangibles that we can use to affect our current situations in life.
Overall, an interesting read, but needs more detail on how to affect change in our lives.