This is the story and work of a remarkable woman. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities. Undaunted, she used her strengths to develop brain exercises to overcome her neurological deficits. Not only did she build herself a better brain, she developed a brain training program that has helped thousands of others do the same and changed countless lives. Young’s work is one of the first examples of the extensive and practical application of "neuroplasticity." As the individuals described in this book change their brains, readers see how the brain works and what a profound impact improved mental capacity has on how we can participate in the world. Here her personal story is interwoven with fascinating accounts of the clinical mysteries and triumphant stories that Barbara has encountered during her career.