The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain by Scientific American audiobook

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

By Judith Horstman  and Scientific American
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  • ISBN: 9781665193085

  • ISBN: 9781665193078

  • ISBN: 9781665193092

Runtime: 6.59 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Every issue of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind has breaking news about how the brain works--and how it can stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists are finding  the brain at midlife--from 40 to 65 and even beyond--is much more elastic and more supple than anyone ever realized. Far from disintegrating, healthy maturing brains fade quite slowly-- and even in old old age, continue to make new connections and bring new cognitive systems on line. Short-term memory may not be what it was, but we manage information and parse meanings in new--and often more effective-ways than we did in youth. What's more, temperament changes to suit those new skills, as research shows we actually grow happier as we age, more comfortable with ambiguity and less susceptible to frustration or irritation. This book shows how to optimize your aging brain, how we can achieve a new level of perspective and involvement while retaining mental skills and productivity in our later years--and what neuroscience is finding about keeping our brains healthy. Current and future interventions are documented to enhance our mental powers.

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Author Bio: Scientific American

Author Bio: Scientific American

Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the United States and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular source and authority on science, technology, and innovation, Scientific American’s award-winning scientist-authored content engages, educates, and inspires current and future generations of curious citizens and public and private sector leaders.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English