A quick quiz: is there a difference between the mind and the brain? Answer: traditional science says that they’re one and the same. However, in The Mind and the Brain, Schwartz and Begley effectively argue that they are actually separate entities. They don’t make this argument lightly. Instead, they base it off of the decades of experience that Schwartz has with treating people diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder.
After successfully helping hundreds of patients, he’s found that by thinking differently, and activating different areas of their brain, patients are actually able to change the physical makeup of their brain. The book is an examination of his theory, which he calls mental force. The application of mental force can have a positive impact on anyone who practices it. Finally, one of the byproducts of Schwartz’s work is that he’s gone a long way in proving the existence of free will. Regardless of your interests in life, The Mind and the Brain has the potential to have a lasting impact on how you think about human consciousness.
Learn More: The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force by Jeffrey M. Schwartz MD