I got the note below from Ellen, who apparently has been reading the posts on the bookshare list. The book sounds fascinating and I'm adding it to the Wish list. It definitely seems like something that should be in the collection. I'd be very happy to validate it if someone were to scan it--unless someone else wants to valdiate, in which case I'll just read it. (I feel people who need credits should validate if possible). The book was published in 2007 and apparently is very popular; I'm number 47 on the list for 11 copies. G.Cindy --- On Wed, 6/18/08, Basler, Ellen ED <Ellen.Basler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Basler, Ellen ED <Ellen.Basler@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: brain > To: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 12:20 PM > You might be interested in a book, The brain that changes > itself by Norman Doidge. The book talks about lots of > things that have been discussed the last couple of days on > Bookshare. E.g that the brain reads input from a cane like > an extension of the hand to build a picture of the > person's surroundings, on how learning braille affects > the visual part of the brain (and how long it takes to get > the learning down solidly) and there is a discussion of a > 1960's experiment to simulate vision in people who had > never had any. The volunteers were able to recognize a > telephone, a vase and a picture of Twiggy! > > Amazing stuff! > > Ellen Basler > Alternate Format Librarian > Saskatchewan Ministry of Education > 1st floor, 2220 College Ave. > Regina, SK S4P 4V9 > (306) 787-5998 > ellen.basler@xxxxxxxxx > <mailto:ellen.basler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > http://inetsrv.sasked.gov.sk.ca/webopac/cgi/swebmnu.exe?act=3&ini=splusweb > > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email and any attachment(s) > are intended for a specific person(s). It may contain > privileged or confidential information. If you are not the > intended recipient, do not distribute or copy it. Please > delete and advise me by return email or telephone. Thank > you. > AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ: Ce courriel (et toute pièce > jointe) est destiné strictement à son ou ses > destinataire(s). Son contenu peut être confidentiel ou > privilégié. Si cette communication vous est parvenue par > erreur, veuillez ne pas la distribuer et ne pas la > reproduire. Veuillez la supprimer entièrement de tout > système électronique et m'aviser immédiatement par > retour de courriel ou par appel téléphonique. Merci. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.