The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain

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Basic Books, Jul 31, 2008 - Science - 256 pages
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The Mature Mind delivers good news for those in the second half of life, with an extraordinary account of cutting-edge neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, fascinating vignettes from history and case studies, and practical advice for personal growth strategies. Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty.
 

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There is reason to be optimistic about our aging brain. Contrary to commonly held belief the brain does not inevitably decline. Read full review

Contents

The Power of Older lIinds
29
Phases I and II
51
Phases III and IV
75
Cognition Memory and Wisdom
93
Cultivating Social Intelligence
115
Reinventing Retirement
135
OoOJ_llUJl
167
Notes
184
Other Useful Resources
203
Index
211
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Gene Cohen, M.D., PH.D., is a founder of the National Institute on Aging and is currently Director of the Center of Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University. He is the author of The Creative Age. Cohen has been interviewed on the “Today” show, in the New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek, among other programs and publications. He lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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