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Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance
     

Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance

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by Richard Restak
 

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From a renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author comes a book that shows readers how to improve and tone the brain.

In the last five years, there have been exciting new scientific discoveries about the brain, its function, and its performance. In this fascinating, entertaining book, brain expert Dr. Richard Restak has asked his colleagues-the

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From a renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author comes a book that shows readers how to improve and tone the brain.

In the last five years, there have been exciting new scientific discoveries about the brain, its function, and its performance. In this fascinating, entertaining book, brain expert Dr. Richard Restak has asked his colleagues-the world's leading brain scientists and researchers-an important question: What can I do to help my brain work more efficiently? Their surprising answers are at the heart of Think Smart. In his characteristically accessible style, Restak explains the latest scientific discoveries about our brain and gives readers strategies on how they can keep their most powerful organ in top condition and fight off its decline.

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As readers of Mozart's Brain and The Fighter Pilot know, Richard Restak's books combine the findings of cutting-edge neuroscientific research and very practical advice. Thus, his Think Smart will not only make you a more interesting dinner companion, it will also enhance your learning ability, memory, and brain health. A fitness guide for the body's most powerful organ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594484438
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
312,697
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard M. Restak, M.D., is a neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and Clinical Professor of Neurology affiliated with the George Washington University Medical Center. He is the author of the bestselling The Brain—a companion to the PBS series of the same name—as well as The Mind, The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, and The Brain: The Last Frontier. He lives in Washington, D.C..

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Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
parish_mozdzierz More than 1 year ago
After a slow start, this book kicked into high gear, offering tons of practical and detailed advice on boosting your own intelligence. Highly recommended. Beyond the usual "better nutrition, exercise, sleep" mantra found in other writing, Restak solicits from fellow neuroscientists a wide range of mental exercises one can perform to boost attention, memory, and general mental performance.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines the brain as "the portion of the vertebrate central nervous system enclosed in the skull and continuous with the spinal cord through the foramen magnum that is composed of neurons and supporting and nutritive structures (as glia) and that integrates sensory information from inside and outside the body in controlling autonomic function (as heartbeat and respiration), in coordinating and directing correlated motor responses, and in the process of learning." Phew! Luckily, neurology professor Richard Restak is here to synthesize contemporary research about the brain into applicable, accessible information. He doles out pertinent advice about how to look after your brain, including what to eat, how much to eat and what not to eat. He also explains how sleeping can maximize your creativity and brain health. Restak manages to make many of these suggestions for healthy living sound intriguing, even fun. getAbstract recommends this light scientific guide to readers who want to enhance their creativity and improve their brain's performance.
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