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The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well
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The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well (Hardback)

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We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with deterioration. Yet, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age and our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older?


More of us are living into our eighties than ever before. In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to challenge common and flawed beliefs, including assumptions around memory loss and the focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'. Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood.


Distilling the findings from over 4000 papers, he explains the importance of personality traits, lifestyle, memory and community on ageing, offering actionable tips that we can all start now, at any age. Featuring compelling insights from individuals who have thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book offers realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life.


This is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously.


'A comprehensive and fascinating insight into the evolving human brain. This book could change your life' Professor Stephen Westaby, author of Fragile Lives



Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with old ageScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 20/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9780241379387  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, having trained at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the Number One bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music, published in nineteen languages, and the bestsellers The World in Six Songs and The Organized Mind. Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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