Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

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Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own...

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Overview

Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.

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Library Journal
Gelb (How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci) and Howell's prescription for the mind extends beyond the aging brain to general health for all ages. The basic ideas: be positive, keep learning, exercise physically and mentally, eat the right nutrients, pay attention to the environment (especially beauty, sound, light, nature, and air), create and maintain healthy relationships, and get adequate rest and relaxation. To these principles, Howell (founder, Brain Sync.) contributes Brain Sync, an audio program for biofeedback training designed to optimize brain performance (instructions and a link for downloading podcasts are provided). VERDICT Though little of this book's content is new, Gelb and Howell give clear instructions for improving cognition, memory, and health into old age. The brain-synchronization program will appeal to general readers interested in technology and therapeutic techniques.—Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608680733
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 349,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Gelb is the preeminent authority on the application of genius thinking and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon, and YPO. He is the author of the bestselling How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day.

With almost three million audio programs in print, Kelly Howell is highly acclaimed for her groundbreaking work in healing and mind expansion. She is the creator of Brain Sync audio technology and the world’s leading innovator in the practical application of brain-wave research.

Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Maps, lives in Marlowe, outside London. His business is headquartered in Cardiff.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Tony Buzan xi

Introduction: A Whole New Brain I

Chapter 1 Think Counterclockwise II

Chapter 2 Be a Lifelong Learner 45

Chapter 3 Exercise for More Brain Power 69

Chapter 4 Mind Your Diet to Nourish Your Mind 91

Chapter 5 Create a Brain-Enhancing Environment 123

Chapter 6 Cultivate Healthy Relationships (and Stay Sexy!) 135

Chapter 7 Rest Peacefully to Delay Resting in Peace 151

Chapter 8 Liberate Your Mind by Synchronizing Your Brain 163

Chapter 9 Last Words 179

References 183

Recommended Reading and Resources 205

Acknowledgments 211

Index 213

About the Authors 227

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