Friday, November 21, 2008

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=phantom-limb-cure-retrain-brain

Scientific American recently posted an article by Dr Lorimer Moseley who co-wrote "Explain Pain' with David Butler of the NOI Group. http://www.noigroup.com/

Titled
Phantom Limb Cure - re-training the brain the article explains how distortions in the brain can be changed by remapping. This brain plasticity can be exploited to return the brain to normal and reduce phantom limb pain.
The principles that apply here apply also for chronic pain syndromes.

Click on the title of this post for the link to the article. Recommended.

The US connection
"Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Norman Doidge refers to this effect as 'the dark side of plasticity.'" Author of the book "The Brain That Changes Itself it is "Doidge’s conviction that neuroplasticity represents the single most important new idea in our understanding of the human brain in hundreds of years, with immense consequences for our understanding of human nature, human and therapeutic possibilities.

This link will tell you more about DR Doidge.
http://www.normandoidge.com/about/

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