Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives, Daniel J Levitin
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Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

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Author: Daniel J Levitin

Narrator: Daniel J Levitin

Unabridged: 18 hr 37 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 01/07/2020

Genre: Psychology - Cognitive Psychology

Synopsis

Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age; why we should think about health span, not life span; and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today, no matter how old you are now.
 
Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences to show that sixty-plus years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin looks at the science behind what we can all 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, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone can do as they age.
 
This book is packed with accessible and discussable takeaways, providing great material for reading groups and media coverage.
 
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.

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