BN.com Gift Guide

Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticity

Other Format (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $28.16
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 50%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (8) from $28.16   
  • New (7) from $28.16   
  • Used (1) from $114.98   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$28.16
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(58)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New book in mint condition.Please allow 3-5 business days for Expedited and 6-8 business days with Standard Shipping method. We do not ship to APO/FPO.

Ships from: SUGAR LAND, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
$47.19
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(124)

Condition: New
New Book from multilingual publisher. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Please check language within??the description. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$49.44
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(184)

Condition: New
We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities!

Ships from: GROVE CITY, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$51.71
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(184)

Condition: New
We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities!

Ships from: GROVE CITY, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$53.91
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(42)

Condition: New
New in new dust jacket. New book in mint condition. Please allow 3-5 business days for Expedited and 6-8 business days with Standard Shipping method. We do not ship to APO/FPO.

Ships from: Sugar Land, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$72.07
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(885)

Condition: New
0736057919 Brand New. Exact book as advertised. Delivery in 4-14 business days (not calendar days). We are not able to expedite delivery.

Ships from: Romulus, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$95.38
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(7)

Condition: New
2009 Hardcover New Book New and in stock. 6/1/2009. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you ... will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Morden, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticity offers a synergistic view of the complex role of exercise, physical activity, and intellectual stimulation in the cognitive and brain functioning of older adults.The text examines exercise and nonexercise interventions shown to influence cognition and brain plasticity in elderly humans and older animals, and it explains how state-of-the-art neuroimaging measures are used in the study of individual differences in cognition and brain functioning.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored book on how exercise affects cognitive functioning and brain plasticity flows from a conference held in 2004. It is the third volume in the series Aging, Exercise and Cognition.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the evidence for exercise affecting the functioning of the brain in cognition and plasticity. The authors summarize extant knowledge.
Audience: The primary audience consists of researchers in brain and exercise function. The authors are all experts in the field.
Features: A review of brain imaging probes begins the book. This is followed by chapters on occupational complexity, enhancing cognitive function in older adults, and an interesting chapter on aging and expertise. The book goes on to cover exercise effects on learning, physical activity, and cognitive function. Concluding chapters cover the effect of acute exercise on brain potentials, hormone replacement therapy and cognition, and prescribing physical activity to improve cognition.
Assessment: This is a useful volume that fits nicely into the series. What does exercise do to the brain? It alters neural networks and it makes us sleep better. I wonder if that doesn't make us wider awake and think more clearly. The difficulty lies in discerning the indirect as well as direct effects of exercise on the brain's functioning. The chapter on exercising rats wryly asks which group is the treatment group, arguing that the inactivity of the caged animals is more different a state than exercising rats when compared to their (quite active) feral cousins. This book is an attractive overview of a complex problem.
From The Critics
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored book on how exercise affects cognitive functioning and brain plasticity flows from a conference held in 2004. It is the third volume in the series Aging, Exercise and Cognition.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the evidence for exercise affecting the functioning of the brain in cognition and plasticity. The authors summarize extant knowledge.
Audience: The primary audience consists of researchers in brain and exercise function. The authors are all experts in the field.
Features: A review of brain imaging probes begins the book. This is followed by chapters on occupational complexity, enhancing cognitive function in older adults, and an interesting chapter on aging and expertise. The book goes on to cover exercise effects on learning, physical activity, and cognitive function. Concluding chapters cover the effect of acute exercise on brain potentials, hormone replacement therapy and cognition, and prescribing physical activity to improve cognition.
Assessment: This is a useful volume that fits nicely into the series. What does exercise do to the brain? It alters neural networks and it makes us sleep better. I wonder if that doesn't make us wider awake and think more clearly. The difficulty lies in discerning the indirect as well as direct effects of exercise on the brain's functioning. The chapter on exercising rats wryly asks which group is the treatment group, arguing that the inactivity of the caged animals is more different a state than exercising rats when compared to their (quite active) feral cousins. This book is an attractive overview of a complex problem.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736057912
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Series: Aging, Exercise, and Cognition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, PhD, serves as both department head and professor of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served on the World Health Organization Scientific Advisory Committee, which issued guidelines for physical activity for older adults. Chodzko-Zajko chairs the Active Aging Partnership, a national coalition in the area of healthy aging linking the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Institute of Aging, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Geriatrics Society, the National Council on Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Since 2002, Chodzko-Zajko has served as principal investigator of the National Blueprint Project, a coalition of more than 50 national organizations with a joint commitment to promoting independent, active aging in the 50-plus population. He was founding editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and president of the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity.

He is frequently invited to speak about healthful aging at national and international meetings. Chodzko-Zajko has appeared often on television and radio, including the NBC Today Show, National Public Radio, and CNN.

Arthur F. Kramer, PhD, holds the Swanlund endowed chair at the University of Illinois. Kramer is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and is a member of the executive committee of the International Attention and Performance Society. He is also the director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, codirector of the NIH Roybal Center for Healthy Minds, and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois.

A major focus of research at Dr. Kramer's lab is the understanding and enhancement of cognitive and neural plasticity across the life span. Dr. Kramer served as an associate editor of Perception and Psychophysics and is currently a member of seven editorial boards. He is a recent recipient of the NIH Ten-Year MERIT Award. Kramer's research has been featured in numerous print, radio, and electronic media: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, Today Show, NPR, and Saturday Night Live.

Leonard W. Poon, PhD, is a professor of public health and psychology, chair of the faculty of gerontology, and director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Georgia at Athens. He received his PhD in experimental psychology in 1972 from the University of Denver and has studied aging and cognition for over 30 years with specific emphasis on environmental and lifestyle influences that enhance cognitive functioning in older adults.

A fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Gerontology Society of America, Poon was a Fulbright senior research scholar in Sweden and a senior visiting research scientist to Japan. In 2000, Poon received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Lund University in Sweden. Among his research awards are the NIA Special Research Award, VA Medical Research Service Achievement Award, North American Leader in Psychogeriatrics, and Southern Gerontological Society Academic Gerontologist Award.

Poon's primary research areas are normal and pathological changes of memory processes in aging, clinical assessment of memory (including assessment of early stages of dementia of the Alzheimer's type), and survival characteristics and adaptation of centenarians. He is currently directing a nine-university, NIA-funded program studying the genetic basis of longevity, relationships between the brain and behavior in Alzheimer's disease, and daily functioning capacities of the oldest old.

Poon currently resides in Athens, Georgia. In his free time he enjoys cycling, photography, and traveling.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Use of Brain Imaging Measures to Assess the Cognitive and Physiological Effects of Aging
Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton

Chapter 2. The Effects of the Cognitive Complexity of Occupational Conditions and Leisure Time Activities on the Intellectual Functioning of Older Adults
Carmi Schooler, PhD

Chapter 3. Enhancing Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Michelle L. Meade and Denise C. Park, PhD

Chapter 4. A Contextual Approach to Aging and Expertise
Daniel G. Morrow

Chapter 5. Exercise Effects on Learning and Neural Systems
Brenda J. Anderson, PhD; Daniel P. Mccloskey; Nefta A. Mitchell; and Despina A. Tata
Chapter 6. Physical Activity and Neurocognitive Function Across the Life Span
Charles H. Hillman, PhD; Sarah M. Buck; and Jason R. Themanson

Chapter 7. Effects of Acute Exercise on Event-Related Brain Potentials
Keita Kamijo, PhD
Chapter 8. The Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on the Brains of Postmenopausal Women: A Review of Human Neuroimaging Studies
Kirk I. Erickson, PhD; and Donna L. Korol

Chapter 9. Physical Activity Programming to Promote Cognitive Function: Are We Ready for Prescription?
Jennifer L. Etnier, PhD

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)