Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life

August 8th, 2013 by Dr. Merzenich

book-medI’m excited to announce that my brand new book Soft-Wired is now out and available in paperback or Kindle format. This book was a labor of love, and it took me many years and many iterations to say exactly what I wanted, how I wanted to say it. The result is a book that covers much of my life’s work in neuroscience and brain plasticity research.

In the book, I explain how the brain develops and grows throughout youth and early adulthood, and how positive and negative brain plasticity remodel the brain across the lifespan. Then I offer my best advice for how to evaluate your own brain–and how your lifestyle may be changing it for better or worse–and offer clear, specific, scientifically proven advice for how you can rejuvenate, remodel, and reshape your brain at any age. I even share all the things that I do on a daily basis so I can stay sharp in my own life.

I’ve set up a website so you learn more about the book, read an excerpt, learn about upcoming events and appearances, and buy it on Amazon. Kindle Prime members can borrow the Kindle version free, and all Kindle users can download a free sample. For those of you with print disabilities, I want to let you know that we’re working with Bookshare to make the book available for you there, and we hope to have it up soon.

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in this book so far – I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.