The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain
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The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain

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The Mature Mind delivers good news for those in the second half of life, with an extraordinary account of cutting-edge neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, fascinating vignettes from history and case studies, and practical advice for personal growth strategies. Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, draws from more than thirty years of research to show...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Basic Books (first published 2005)
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Jun 21, 2013 Barbara rated it 3 of 5 stars
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An excerpt: page 55..."In the course of conducting studies with PET scans and magnetic resonance imaging, scientists noticed something unexpected going on in the brains of older adults. When, for example, young adults retrieve a specific word from memory, they usually use mostly the left side of their brain. Older adults doing the same task, however, often use both hemispheres. This phenomenon has been found with other tasks too, such as face recognition, working memory, and certain types of per...more
Aug 27, 2014 Cheryl is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
A gift from my wonderful son-in-law getting his doctorate in cognitive science. A must read for everyone over 50. Loved the intro quote since it captures all the difficulty traversing the myths of aging. Here's to a much more hopeful, wondrous reality! THANK YOU, JOSH!
May 13, 2009 Jane marked it as to-read
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Picked this book up fairly cheap. I actually heard the author speak once which was a positive experience. I liked his presentation which covered some of the information I believe is in this book. Lent the book to a neighbor who really liked it.
Don't bother reading unless you're old and into motivational books. Most of the actual, informative content could've been summarized into a few pages.
May 05, 2007 leda rated it 5 of 5 stars
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There is reason to be optimistic about our aging brain. Contrary to commonly held belief the brain does not inevitably decline.
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