Books and Articles


The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back

by Clark Elliott, Ph.D.

Dr. Donalee Markus’ cognitive restructuring treatment is detailed in this unforgettable chronicle of recovery, one that provides a window into the tremendous power of the human brain and offers new hope to those suffering from concussion and other brain traumas.


Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmart the Corporate Competition

By Donalee Markus, Lindsey Markus, Pat Taylor

Everyone talks about thinking “outside of the box”, but no one teaches how —until now. In her book Retrain Your Business Brain: Outsmarting the Corporate Competition, Dr. Markus presents 101 original, visual perception and context-free puzzles that can actually change the way employees integrate information, opening the door to an unlimited number of new possibilities. These puzzles represent the prerequisites for thinking, and readers will walk away with ways they can improve their “brain elasticity.”


The Road Trip: A parable about where to lead, when to follow, and how to get out of the way

By Donalee Markus, Ph.D., Lindsey Markus, M.A.

This management book about leadership identifies eight problem solving models and illustrates the advantages of using specific perspectives to solve different types of problems. Smart people make dumb mistakes when they do not challenge their belief systems. The repeated error that these people make is that they defend their viewpoint vehemently and refuse to change their minds once they have made a decision. The Road Trip challenges the belief that any particular perspective is sacred and immutable. The message of this book is that we can choose how we respond to any particular problem.


Medical Journals

Designs for Strong Minds; Cognitive Rehabilitation for Mild or Moderate Posttraumatic Head Injuries
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 109-131
D. Markus

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