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

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

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594484438
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 538,879
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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..

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Discovering the Brain 3

Part 2 Care and Feeding of the Brain: The Basics 23

Part 3 Specific Steps for Enhancing Your Brain's Performance 63

Part 4 Using Technology to Achieve a More Powerful Brain 149

Part 5 Fashioning the Creative Brain 169

Part 6 Impediments to Optimal Brain Function, and How to Compensate for Them 197

Epilogue The Twenty-first-Century Brain 237

Acknowledgments 255

Suggested Readings 259

Index 267

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