Born for Love by Dr Bruce Perry

In this excellent book both science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in the modern world. From birth, when babies’ fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and … Read more

The Brain that changes itself

The brain that changes itself is a truly amazing collection of case histories detailing the astonishing progress of people whose conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless. The book documents the following cases: We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole A woman labeled retarded who … Read more