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Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

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John Medina

8 Hours 39 Minutes

Pear Press

August 2017

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Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts-and the prescription to age well-in his signature engaging style.

With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected.

In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Medina showed us how our brains really work-and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In Brain Rules for Baby, he gave parents the brain science they need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in Brain Rules for Aging Well, Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science.

Brain Rules for Aging Well is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice-for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing-and the brain science behind each intervention.

The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health.

You may already be experiencing the sometimes-unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, Brain Rules for Aging Well is for you.

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  • C Lupu

    I love neuroscience, especially when it is explained in layman’s terms by a Santa Clause-like narrator. John does a great job at making science accessible and it does so concerning a subject that is extremely interesting - how to age well. The brain rules are clearly explained and he manages to put a story around all the sciency facts so that the reader does not get bored or annoyed. I enjoyed every minute of it and will happily listen to more of John.

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  • Joshua B

    And incredibly thought-provoking read. The answers many questions as well as create them. Joh Medina Is an excellent writer as real as narrator to the book. I am joyed it immensely

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  • V Galbo

    This book is narrated SO well! He reads with enthusiasm which makes it very enjoyable to listen. The contents of the book is very interesting and educational that it kept me hooked until the very end! One of the best audio books I've listened to. I love it. I love it so much that I have pre ordered a hard copy of this book.

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  • Rachelle A

    Nice

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