A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives
"Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better."
—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers insights on:
• Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age;
• Confirming that "health span"—not "life span"—is what matters;
• Proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage;
• Recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn't promote health.
Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.
Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.
About Dr. Daniel J.Levitin
Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author.
He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University.
He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, A Field Guide to Lies, and Successful Aging. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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A Quick KeaLad Commentary on Successful Aging
This read is still on my to-do list, but I will be getting to it shortly and can comment more then. Key reasons this book stood out to get in store was (obviously) the interest in the aging process and how we can augment it. I expect the insight provided will be most interesting to those of us into nootropics and biohacking especially given Daniel (the author) has a neuroscience background... so in theory he should know his stuff to a much more trustworthy degree than the latest journalist trying to jump in on the biohacking trend. More chat coming once I've given it a read!
Your KeaLad, Thomas - VitaKea Caretaker 🌿