Mind Sculpture: Your Brain's Untapped Potential - Ian RobertsonLondon, New York, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Bantam Press, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “Listen. Can you hear an aircraft passing overhead? A dog barking? The twittering of birds? In straining to listen, you have just sent a surge of electrical activity through millions of brain cells. In choosing to do this you have changed your brain — you have made brain cells fire, at the side of your head, above the right eye.
By the time you have read this far, you will have changed your brain permanently. These words will leave a faint trace in the woven electricity of you. For ‘you’ exists in the trembling web of connected brain cells. This web is in flux, being continually remoulded, sculpted by the restless energy of the world. That energy is transformed at your senses into the utterly unique weave of brain connections that is YOU.
During the last decade, new research has demonstrated the way in which the brain is shaped by experience and sculpted by our interactions with the world around us. As one of the world’s leading authorities on brain rehabilitation, lan Robertson is uniquely placed to explore these ground-breaking discoveries. Combining an imaginative use of case histories with an exceptional ability to make complex ideas readily understandable, lan Robertson has written a tremendously exciting and accessible book. Ultimately the reader is exhilarated, not just by a new awareness of the extraordinary power of the brain, but by an understanding that we aren’t simply trapped by our inherited mental capacity, as the genetic determinists would have us believe. There is much we can do both for ourselves and for our children, to develop our brains’ potential.”