Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. andlt;/Bandgt;Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit body stop their and#8220;workoutand#8221; at the neck. In the past five years brain scientists have discovered much more about how the brain works, including that it can be trained to perform better than ever before. You are never too young or too old to adopt healthy brain habits that strengthen the brainand#8217;s capacity to think smarter. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Make Your Brain Smarter, andlt;/Iandgt;renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to fit your own needs. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive and#8220;fitnessand#8221; plan that you can use to and#8220;exerciseand#8221; your way to a healthier brain. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;You will find scientifically proven strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain function, why IQ is an outdated, misleading index of brain potential, and how to become a higher brain performer. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Make Your Brain Smarter andlt;/Iandgt;is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit at every age. You will learn why age is not the culprit behind brain slippage, why your brain does not have to deteriorate, why your best brain years can be ahead of you, and how to maximize brainpower across the life span. Whether you are a Boomer-age and#8220;thinkerand#8221; or a Millennial-era and#8220;finder,and#8221; andlt;Iandgt;Make Your Brain Smarter andlt;/Iandgt;will help you take charge of your frontal lobe command center, in order to create and challenge yourself to achieve the bright and vibrant brain that you crave, and to be a more creative, more articulate, and more energetic thinker. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Brain performance is the last, most urgent, and most significant frontier of human performance. Now is the time to put your brain at the center of your health habits. Live young and live long with a brain whose assets can continue to grow more valuable when you take the health challenge to keep your brain fit every day.
"Everyone wishes they were a little smarter, and this book suggests that our biological makeup may be even more conducive to expanding intelligence than we might've imagined. The title's emphasis on the brain is apt: Chapman's discussion is often focused on neurology and exercising the brain specifically the frontal lobe to perform more effectively. Overall, Chapman, a distinguished professor at the University of Texas, advocates for disciplined, deliberate attention, as opposed to the multitasking with which we have become detrimentally accustomed in an age oversaturated with information. Practical tips and tasks are provided, and key points are conveniently highlighted throughout and recapitulated at the end of each chapter in a 'Know Brainers' section. Some of Chapman's claims are overly simplistic (within her larger discussion of smarts across lifespan, the 'finders and the seekers' label she ascribes to 26 45-year-olds seems at once too reductive and too exclusive), and her continual use of office examples raises the question of whether the book has implications beyond the work place. Nevertheless, Chapman's broader idea that smarts come with consistent practice and her pragmatic 'brain health plan' are intriguing. Agents: Jan Miller Rich and Nena Madonia, Dupre/Miller & Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
One of the world’s most innovative and respected cognitive neuroscientists combines the latest scientific discoveries with unique tests and exercises to improve your brainpower—for life.
The human brain is not a static organ; it’s plastic, which means it can grow and change. But just like a muscle, you have to exercise it. In Make Your Brain Smarter, Longer, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman gives you the comprehensive fitness plan you need to “exercise” your way to a healthier brain.
By taking advantage of the immense cognitive potential of your brain, you can think smarter, not harder, solving the complexities and problems that occur every day. In this all-inclusive book, you’ll find easy strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking in order to realize your brain’s maximum cognitive capacity. With her years of experience, Dr. Chapman will introduce you to the very latest research in brain science, with an emphasis on the cutting-edge findings related to the frontal lobe. She’ll show you how to tailor a brain fitness program to fit your own needs. From cover to cover, she shares tips and techniques that can be practiced throughout life to promote vigorous cognitive brain health at every age.
Whether you’re a Boomer-age “thinker” or a Millennial-era “finder,” Make Your Brain Smarter, Longer will help you to take charge of your frontal lobe command center and create the bright and vibrant brain that you crave—and will need to have a healthy, happy rest of your life.
In andlt;Iandgt;Make Your Brain Smarterandlt;/Iandgt;, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to strengthen your brainand#8217;s capacity to think smarter. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive and#8220;fitnessand#8221; plan that you can use to and#8220;exerciseand#8221; your way to a healthier brain. You will find strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, increase productivity, enhance decision-making, and strengthen how your brain works at every age. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain capacity, why IQ is a misleading index of brain potential, and why innovative thinking energizes your brain. andlt;Iandgt;Make Your Brain Smarterandlt;/Iandgt; is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit during each decade of your life.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.,andlt;/bandgt; founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, is a Distinguished University Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. With more than thirty years of innovative discovery, she is recognized as a leading thinker in transforming how people, young and old, can build a smarter brain.andlt;Bandgt;Shelly Kirkland,andlt;/Bandgt; public relations director at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, brings national attention to the cutting-edge research facility dedicated to understanding, protecting, and healing the brain.