Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2009 - Science - 288 pages
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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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Review: Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance

User Review  - Loy Machedo - Goodreads

Books on the Brain & Human Potential like those from Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit), Daneil Coyle (The Talent Code), Matthew Syed (Bounce), Daniel Pink (Drive) have always fascinated me. Simply ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim K - Goodreads

Clearly well researched, Think Smart reveals the true nature of ourselves, and through emerging neuroscience research, gives us clues on what to do. In order to think smart, that is. It points out ... Read full review

Contents

Enriching the Brain
Maturing the Brain
The Adolescent Brain
The Adult Brain
In Search of the Brain Diet
Control Your Weight
Whats Good for the Brain Is Good for the Heart
Drink Moderately and Selectively
Spell More Challenging Words
Get into the Habit of Deliberate Practice
Cognitive Versus Physical Fidelity
Video Games and the Mature Brain
Brain Gyms
Use Sleep to Boost Creativity
The Power of Visual Thinking
Four Steps to Increase Creativity

Use Supplements Judiciously
Exercise More
Pay Attention to Sleep and Naps
Work to Resolve Insomnia
Embrace the Power of Naps
The Intelligence Conundrum
Sharpen Sense Memory
Augment General Memory
Cultivate the Art of Remembering
Is There an Outer Limit to Memory?
Improve Working Memory
Expand Your Vocabulary
Compensating for AgeAssociated Brain Changes
The Strengths and Advantages of the Mature Brain
Maintaining Brain Fitness at Work
A Concept in Need of Redefinition
Developing a Balanced View of Alzheimers Disease
Building Up Cognitive Reserve
Part One Discovering the Brain
Part Three Specific Steps for Enhancing Your Brains Performance
Part Four Using Technology to Achieve a More Powerful Brain
Part Five Fashioning the Creative Brain
The TwentyfirstCentury Brain
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About the author (2009)

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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