On this blog we have had frequent occasion to refer to Dr. Michael Merzenich’s ground-breaking research on neuroplasticity and to channel his insights into the EPPP preparation materials we produce for you.

It was therefore a great delight to recently learn that Dr. Merzenich’s book Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life is now available in paperback and on Kindle.

In this book Dr. Merzenich explains how to take control of your brain’s evolution and utilize your own neuroplasticity in a way that will improve your life.

In a blog post about the new edition, Dr Merzenich summarizes the book better than I can:


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.

Staying sharp is, of course, central to success at the EPPP.

If you don’t have time to read Soft-Wired, Dr. Merzenich has opened a website where you can read a selection from his book for free.

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