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Make Your Brain Smarter

Increase Your Brain's Creativity, Energy, and Focus

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Description

One of the world’s most innovative and respected cognitive neuroscientists combines cutting-edge research with unique exercises to help you improve the most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created: your brain.

In Make Your Brain Smarter, 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 brain’s capacity to think smarter. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive “fitness” plan that you can use to “exercise” 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. Make Your Brain Smarter is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit during each decade of your life.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 03, 2012 – 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.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended if you’re ready for a change

Remarkable book, I found ways to change my life by the second chapter. If you have ADD, or are wondering why you feel sluggish all the time, it’s from “infomania”, or information overload. Dr. Chapman teaches you how to rid your mind of irrelevant information that clogs getting to the important stuff.

Absolutely amazing, and to think I found this book by accident while surfing online.

Make Your Brain Smarter
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Jan 01, 2013
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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