I’ve been blogging on the Psychology Today website now for over a year, adding a new post every few weeks or so. Here’s a guide to these posts:
Many of my posts are about neuroplasticity and rehabilitation. Our brain has the capacity to reorganize and recover throughout our lives, but these changes may not happen spontaneously. They may require the right kind of therapy and support. I address a lot of these topics in the posts listed below. The post, Do Musicians Have Different Brains has received over 200,000 hits.
Behaving Like Animals
Before and After
Keep Music in the Schools!
David Hubel: A View of a Scientist
Why Singing Together Is Good For Us
Healing as a Creative Act
Vision and the Self
Vision, Music, and Waking Up the Brain
Piano Practice Can Have Far-Reaching Effects
The Power of Mothers
Why Do I Have Trouble Reading?
Picking Yourself Up After A Fall
No Pain, No Gain?
Holiday Gifts and Your Brain
Teaching Cross-eyed People to See in 3D.
The Power of Music Therapy
When is the Brain Fully Mature?
Seeing More With Every Glance
Chess and the Brain
A Device to Help the Blind See
Does Pain Change the Brain?
How to Grow New Neurons in Your Brain
The King’s Therapist
Help for Math Anxiety?
Can you acquire a sense of direction?
Beating the Odds
Is Face-Blindness Curable?
Do musicians have different brains?
Knowing How to Look
Look Me in the Eye!
SAY IT WITH A SONG.: RECOVERING SPEECH AFTER A STROKE
How To Rewire Your Brain, Part 4: Doctors and Patients.
How To Rewire Your Brain, Part 3: Experiencing the World like a Child.
How to Rewire Your Brain, Part II: An Intensely Conscious Act.
How to Rewire Your Brain. Part 1: The Importance of Everyday Experiences.
Why Can’t My Child Read?
When Tests Fail
What Do Astronauts and Cross-Eyed People Share in Common?
Getting Into Someone Else’s Head: Part 1
Who’s in charge: Me or my neurons?
How to Rewire Your Brain–And Vision
Some of my posts are about brains, both human and animal. The post on “body image” got over 30,000 hits.
Moving To The Beat
Math and Memory
The Brain of a Synesthete
There’s Something In The Way He Moves
Navigation: It’s All In Your Head
Bran Waves, Consciousness, and the Perceptual Moment
Memory, the Amygdala, and PTSD
Fear, the Eyes, and the Brain
I Feel Your Smile, I Feel Your Pain
Does Our Brain Work on a Need-To-Know Basis?
Do We Feel With Our Gut?
There’s No Accounting for Taste
Drugs and Memory
Are We Making Ourselves Stupider?
A child’s way of counting reveals why we are so smart.
How a Child’s Drawing Reveals the Map in our Brain.
Other posts are about vision, visual perception and optical illusions:
Vision, Space, and Thought
What Op Art Can Tell Us About Reading
Why Don’t Young Babies Fear Heights
When New Views Meet Old Assumptions
Seeing Past Dogma
Reflections on Christmas Lights
Thinking in Three Dimensions
Do We See The Parts Or The Whole?
What the Brain Tells the Eye
A Surprising Reason Why Two (Coordinated) Eyes Are Better Than One
When Dad Saw Double
Do Eye Exams Really Test Your Vision?
Does Time Spent Outdoors Alter Our Vision?
There is No Perception Without Action.
Lost in Space: How Good is Your Sense of Direction?
An Optical Illusion for Two Eyes
Avatar, 3D Movies, and Our Sense of Identity.
Seeing and Knowing
Does the way you see affect your personality?
Seeing and Believing
You See it but is it Real?
I have some more philosophical posts, many inspired by my teaching and students. My favorites include False Hopelessness, Misjudged, and No Regrets.
On Being A Subject of Oliver Sacks
Overlooking the Obvious
Seeing Yourself Differently Through Reframing
Seduced by Numbers
Whose Brain is it Anyway?
Why can’t I sleep??
What Makes One Student Smarter than Another?
When the right time to say “thank you” has passed you by.
Dealing with Arrogance.
Me and Oliver Sacks
Were you nervous? Watching my husband blast off into space.