Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 10, 2014

    Peter Turchi: IMG Writing as Puzzle



    I loved books, loved stories, loved being read to at an early age and then reading for myself — that's true for most writers. But looking... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
List price: $14.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Self Help- Memory and Thinking Skills

This title in other editions

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

by

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

Do you expect your memory to be better or worse 10 or 20 years from now? How about your sex life? What are your greatest fears, concerns and worries about getting older? Are you hoping that someone will develop the mental equivalent of Viagra?

In the last 30 years the scientific evidence supporting the notion that your mind can improve through the years has become overwhelming. Clearly, the question is no longer whether your mind can improve with age, but rather how you can optimize your mental powers as you get older.

Brain Power presents practical, evidence-based information on improving your mind throughout life. Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell present an accessible and fun-to-read survey of the leading experts in the field of healthy aging, including physicians, gerontologists and neuroscientists. They've also studied the habits and practices of men and women who are paragons of healthy aging. Their approach isnt just based on scientific theory and academic research. They actually apply everything they recommend in these pages and will guide you to apply these methods so that you will improve your mind every year of your life.

The authors begin by exploring a paradigm shift thats taken place in the last three decades. Most of us were raised with faulty ideas about our mental capacity — such as the notion that IQ is fixed at age 5, that brain cells degrade yearly after age 30, and that memory and learning ability inevitably decline with age.

These notions, based on the scientific understanding that was prevalent in the 1950s, are myths — dangerous myths that can stifle our ability to flourish in the second half of life.

Just as Copernicus overturned the myth that the earth was at the center of the universe, so contemporary neuroscience has revolutionized our understanding of the potential to improve mental functioning as we age.

We now know the following:

• Our mental abilities, including memory, are designed to improve throughout life. Neuroscientists call this Neuroplasticity. (Neuro refers to “neuron,” aka “nerve cells,” and plasticity means “changeable, malleable.”)

• Although some brain cells die as we age, we can generate new cells. Neuroscientists call this Neurogenesis. (Your neuronal endowment is so great that even if you lost 1,000 brain cells every day for the rest of your life it would still be less than 1% of your total. Of course, its important not to lose the 1% that you actually use!)

The brain is not, as was once thought, a compartmentalized, hardwired static machine whose parts eventually wear out. Instead, it is a highly adaptable and dynamic organ, capable of generating new neurons, and changing and evolving as we get older.

People of average intelligence can, with appropriate training, raise I.Q., improve memory, and sharpen intelligence throughout life.

Gelb and Howell present the most essential research-based wisdom on how to weave the most positive, productive patterns within the infinite loom of your mind. You will activate unused areas of your brain, tone your mental muscles, and enliven all your faculties. And, youll cultivate greater confidence and healthy optimism as you discover just how quickly you can generate positive results by applying the techniques you will learn.

Although you may be familiar with the idea that continuous learning, healthy diet, and regular exercise are important for cultivating your mind through the years, here youll find this common sense guidance presented in a framework that emphasizes reliable, helpful and practical advice. And, youll learn cutting edge research, such as the dramatic effect that attitude has on your longevity, how to use the techniques devised by the ancient Greeks to strengthen your memory, and how to balance your moods and emotions for optimal brain function.

Extensive research reveals that accumulated stress is the greatest cause of age-related mental and physical decline. Included with this book are downloadable Brain Sync®, Brain Wave Training audio files designed to dissolve accumulated stress and optimize your mental performance. This easy-to-use audio technology is clinically proven to balance the right and left hemispheres of your brain, creating states of deep calm and high coherence - the same kind of coherence associated with the creativity of great minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison.

You are about to discover that the power of your brain is greater than anything you may have previously imagined. You possess an astounding instrument of intelligence, and you are on the verge of learning how to unleash its vast potential.

Synopsis:

Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.

About the Author

A frequent speaker, Michael J. Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Kelly Howell, founder of Brain Sync Corp., has more than two million audio programs in print. Both live in Santa Fe, NM. Tony Buzan lives in Cardiff, U.K.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608680733
Author:
Gelb, Michael J
Publisher:
New World Library
Author:
Buzan, Tony
Author:
Howell, Kelly
Author:
Gelb, Michael J.
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Subject:
Self Help-Memory and Thinking Skills
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Discover Your Genius Used Hardcover $3.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Memory
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mind and Consciousness
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Memory and Thinking Skills
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 248 pages New World Library - English 9781608680733 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Do you expect your memory to be better or worse 10 or 20 years from now? How about your sex life? What are your greatest fears, concerns and worries about getting older? Are you hoping that someone will develop the mental equivalent of Viagra?

In the last 30 years the scientific evidence supporting the notion that your mind can improve through the years has become overwhelming. Clearly, the question is no longer whether your mind can improve with age, but rather how you can optimize your mental powers as you get older.

Brain Power presents practical, evidence-based information on improving your mind throughout life. Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell present an accessible and fun-to-read survey of the leading experts in the field of healthy aging, including physicians, gerontologists and neuroscientists. They've also studied the habits and practices of men and women who are paragons of healthy aging. Their approach isnt just based on scientific theory and academic research. They actually apply everything they recommend in these pages and will guide you to apply these methods so that you will improve your mind every year of your life.

The authors begin by exploring a paradigm shift thats taken place in the last three decades. Most of us were raised with faulty ideas about our mental capacity — such as the notion that IQ is fixed at age 5, that brain cells degrade yearly after age 30, and that memory and learning ability inevitably decline with age.

These notions, based on the scientific understanding that was prevalent in the 1950s, are myths — dangerous myths that can stifle our ability to flourish in the second half of life.

Just as Copernicus overturned the myth that the earth was at the center of the universe, so contemporary neuroscience has revolutionized our understanding of the potential to improve mental functioning as we age.

We now know the following:

• Our mental abilities, including memory, are designed to improve throughout life. Neuroscientists call this Neuroplasticity. (Neuro refers to “neuron,” aka “nerve cells,” and plasticity means “changeable, malleable.”)

• Although some brain cells die as we age, we can generate new cells. Neuroscientists call this Neurogenesis. (Your neuronal endowment is so great that even if you lost 1,000 brain cells every day for the rest of your life it would still be less than 1% of your total. Of course, its important not to lose the 1% that you actually use!)

The brain is not, as was once thought, a compartmentalized, hardwired static machine whose parts eventually wear out. Instead, it is a highly adaptable and dynamic organ, capable of generating new neurons, and changing and evolving as we get older.

People of average intelligence can, with appropriate training, raise I.Q., improve memory, and sharpen intelligence throughout life.

Gelb and Howell present the most essential research-based wisdom on how to weave the most positive, productive patterns within the infinite loom of your mind. You will activate unused areas of your brain, tone your mental muscles, and enliven all your faculties. And, youll cultivate greater confidence and healthy optimism as you discover just how quickly you can generate positive results by applying the techniques you will learn.

Although you may be familiar with the idea that continuous learning, healthy diet, and regular exercise are important for cultivating your mind through the years, here youll find this common sense guidance presented in a framework that emphasizes reliable, helpful and practical advice. And, youll learn cutting edge research, such as the dramatic effect that attitude has on your longevity, how to use the techniques devised by the ancient Greeks to strengthen your memory, and how to balance your moods and emotions for optimal brain function.

Extensive research reveals that accumulated stress is the greatest cause of age-related mental and physical decline. Included with this book are downloadable Brain Sync®, Brain Wave Training audio files designed to dissolve accumulated stress and optimize your mental performance. This easy-to-use audio technology is clinically proven to balance the right and left hemispheres of your brain, creating states of deep calm and high coherence - the same kind of coherence associated with the creativity of great minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison.

You are about to discover that the power of your brain is greater than anything you may have previously imagined. You possess an astounding instrument of intelligence, and you are on the verge of learning how to unleash its vast potential.

"Synopsis" by ,
Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.