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The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind
     

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind

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by Judith Horstman, Scientific American
 

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Good news about getting older from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind 

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into the most current research to present a realistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong––and at what might help you and your brain stay

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Good news about getting older from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind 

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into the most current research to present a realistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong––and at what might help you and your brain stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered the aging brain is much more elastic and supple than previously thought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While our short-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is not inevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continue to develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as it ages. 

  • Offers new insights on how an aging brain can repair itself, and the five best strategies for keeping your brain healthy
  • Shows how older brains can acquire new skills, perspective, and productivity
  • Dispels negative myths about aging
  • Explores what to expect as our brains grow older 

With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve what we’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize the vigor and health of our maturing brains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470647738
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
Scientific American Series , #4
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
751,544
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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“Judith Horstman elegantly describes the well-aged brain, and what the latest research suggests to preserve its power and its function.”—Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 

"The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain is a trusty guide to vibrant later years. Any baby boomer would be smart to read this book—and so be likelier to stay smart longer."—Daniel Goleman, author of The Brain and Emotional Intelligence

“This brilliant book on the aging brain provides vital knowledge about how our brains change with age and what we can do to enhance the incredible potential contained within each of us. A must read for all aging brains!”—Marc Agronin, M.D., geriatric psychiatrist and author of How We Age

“Packed with practical advice and the latest information about the brain as it ages, the Healthy Aging Brain is an indispensable user’s manual, essential for keeping your brain young and healthy as the cerebral odometer ticks away.” —R. Douglas Fields, author of The Other Brain

Meet the Author

Judith Horstman is the author of The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain, The Scientific American Brave New Brain, and The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain. She's an award-winning science journalist whose work has been widely published and is the author of four other books. Visit her Web site at www.JudithHorstman.com

Scientific American is one of the most popular science magazines in the world.

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The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bobcat10JS More than 1 year ago
Contains excellent common sense ideas to prolong the health of the aging brain. Easy to read - complex ideas expressed in every day language.