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Brain Health

Learn how to keep your brain healthy at any age with the informative books and fun brain-game tablets on this list.

Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives by Daniel J Levitin

"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"--

Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world by Maryanne Wolf

Draws on the author's extensive research from "Proust and the Squid" to consider the future of the reading brain and its capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection in today's highly digitized world

Elastic : flexible thinking in a time of change by Leonard Mlodinow

"From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. As jobs become more multifaceted, as information streams multiply, and as myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention, we are confronted every day with a plethora of new challenges. Fortunately, as Leonard Mlodinow shows, the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Mlodinow takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journeythrough the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a collection of traits and abilities that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, pattern recognition, mental fluency, divergent thinking, and integrative thinking. These are the qualities that enabled innovators from Mary Shelley to Miles Davis, from the inventor of jumbo-sized popcorn to the creator of the modern grocery store, and from Nike to Pokemon Go to effect paradigm shifts in our culture and society. And they're the qualities that will enable each of us to succeed, personally and professionally, in the radically changing environments of today. With his keen acumen and rapid-fire wit, Mlodinow gives us the essential tools to harness thepower of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic world"--

The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind by Michio Kaku

A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.

The better brain solution : how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance of the brain, sharpen cognitive function, and avoid memory loss by Steven Masley

Steven Masley explains how the brain can become insulin resistant through diet and lifestyle, and makes clear how and why this has been directly linked to cognitive decline and memory loss. Includes a detailed program developed by the author to prevent and reverse this potentially devastating condition

Brain wash : detox your mind for clearer thinking, deeper relationships, and lasting happiness by David Perlmutter

Fight back against a modern culture that is rewiring our brains and damaging our health with this practical, doctor-approved plan for healing that includes a ten-day boot camp and forty delicious recipes. Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities, along with endless temptations. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. We can buy goods and services for rapid delivery with our fingertips or voice commands. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality poses serious risks to our physical and mental states, our connections to others, and even to the world at large. Brain Wash builds from a simple premise: Our brains are being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before. Based on the latest science, the book identifies the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Featuring a 10-day bootcamp program, including a meal plan and 40 delicious original recipes, Brain Wash is the key to cultivating a more purposeful and fulfilling life

Mind mastery. brain games - Adults

"You love solving puzzles? Then these apps are for you. Brain Games help train your mind by challenging memory, reaction time, problem-solving and observation skills, attention span and more."--

The ultimate challenger. Brain games - Adult

"Are you good at solving problems of all kinds? These Brain Games will help train your mind by challenging memory, reaction time, problem-solving, observation skills, attention span and more."--Publisher description

Brain health as you age : a practical guide to maintenance and prevention by Steven P Simmons

While we may expect to live longer, many wonder if their brains will keep up with their bodies. This book looks at typical functions and declines of an aging brain, the signs and symptoms of problems, the available treatments, the financial responsibilities, and the factors that determine what kinds of care people might need as they age

The XX brain : the groundbreaking science empowering women to maximize cognitive health and prevent Alzheimer's disease by Lisa Mosconi

"The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women's Health"--

Neurofitness : a brain surgeons secrets to boost performance and unleash creativity by Rahul Jandial

"From the operating room, where he performs some of the riskiest surgeries around, to the lab, where he is working on growing skin cells and injecting them into the brain to replace worn out neural tissue, Dr. Rahul Jandial is on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in neuroscience. This fascinating book draws on Dr. Jandial's broad-spectrum expertise and brings together the best of various fields--surgery, science, brain structure, the conscious mind--all to explain the bigger picture of brain health and rejuvenation. It is a journey into his operating room, around the world on his surgical missions, inside his laboratory, and to the outer edges of neuroscience to reveal the latest brain breakthroughs that are turning science fiction into reality,translating their implications for everyday life. Busting myths along the way, Jandial helps readers get wired for success at work and school, perform better when the pressure is on, boost memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, stick to a healthy eating plan, unleash creativity, raise smarter kids, and stay sharp as they age. Combining the treatment guidelines he gives his patients, the most promising concepts from frontier science, and the smartest super-achiever hacks, he provides practical take aways for optimizing brain function and leading a healthier, happier, more productive life"--

Genius foods : become smarter, happier, and more productive while protecting your brain for life by Max Lugavere

"Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about the workings of the human brain and his mother's condition. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country's very best neurology departments. Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain health, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a healthy, balanced mood. He presents ground-breaking science and distills the latest research, including: How food is like software for our endlessly capable minds; How select nutrients can actually boost working memory and processing speed; How slowing down the cognitive aging process is just as much about the foods you omit from your diet as the superfoods that you consume; And how easy it is to modulate the quality of your thoughts and mood by food. In the vein of groundbreaking bestsellers such as David Perlmutter's Grain Brain, Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Body, and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Diet, Genius Foods presents a comprehensive, practical roadmap to optimizing the brain's health and performance today--and decades into the future"--

You can fix your brain : just 1 hour a week to the best memory, productivity, and sleep you've ever had by Tom O'Bryan

"For anyone worried about any type of brain ailment, ranging from the chronic conditions to simple brain fog and fatigue, this essential guide covers the full spectrum of prevention to treatment. We've all experienced brain fog--misplaced keys, forgotten facts, a general feeling that you're just feeling off today. And many of us will experience that 'fog' manifesting as something more permanent--either in ourselves or our loved ones. No matter what your current brain health state may be, You Can Fix Your Brain will enable and empower you to take concrete steps that will make an immediate difference in your brains vitality, clarity, and energy. Your memory will improve, fogginess will disappear, you'll be less tired all the time, and much more. And, you'll learn that these aren't empty promises. Dr. Tom O'Bryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix, knows how to create lasting changes in health, and he's here to share them with you. It's a step-by-step approach to better cognitive function--being selective about what's on your fork, what's in your environment, and how you take care of yourself can make a world of difference. With only one hour a week of practice, in 6 months, you can say goodbye to brain fog and welcome a better long-term memory and a sharper mind." -- Goodreads.com

Brain food : the surprising science of eating for cognitive power by Lisa Mosconi

"How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition. Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr.Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness. Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge"--

Diet for the mind : the latest science on what to eat to prevent Alzheimer's and cognitive decline--from the creator of the MIND diet by Martha Clare Morris

Looks at the role that diet plays in brain health and the prevention of cognitive decline and offers a diet designed to ensure that the brain gets the nutrients it needs to function at its best, along with eighty recipes full of brain nutrients

Magnificent mind at any age : natural ways to unleash your brain's maximum potential by Daniel G Amen

A practical, prescriptive look at the most current and natural ways to improve brain health, from the bestselling author of Change your brain, change your life. A healthy, balanced brain is the key to accomplishing personal and professional goals. In this fascinating and inspiring audiobook, Daniel G. Amen shares the most up-to-date research on brain heath and function, and the ways in which both can be improved naturally

Biohack your brain : how to boost cognitive health, performance & power by Kristen Willeumier

A neuroscientist's groundbreaking, science-driven plan for revitalizing, nourishing and rejuvenating your most essential asset--your brain.Your brain is the most essential organ in your body. The brain and spinal cord are intimately connected to every bodily system and organ, so when it is balanced everything in your body and mind will function more efficiently. It's vitally important to take proactive steps now, or you risk losing everything, including your ability to think clearly, be creative, remember details, solve problems and retain your memory.In Biohack Your Brain, leading neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier reveals how you can change your brain by making simple and easy modifications to your lifestyle. Combining clinical experience with revolutionary science, she details how biohacking your brain can boost your cognitive performance and so much more.Dr. Willeumier's essential guidebook shows you the most effective techniques to prevent memory loss and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease--and even how to overcome negative thoughts and stress. Through research and case studies, you'll learn how to upgrade your nutritional choices along with the effective use of supplements, brain games, and physical activity to overcome cognitive damage, whether it's from previous injuries, such as a concussion or a bad fall or from the effects of living in modern day times. Dr. Willeumier shares her own story alongside those from the NFL players and other clients she has worked with to help you leverage the latest research to find personal solutions. Biohack Your Brain teaches you how to take better care of your brain, and also how to release excess weight, enhance your memory, increase your energy and vitality in order to create the best health and life possible

Switch on your brain : the key to peak happiness, thinking, and health by Caroline Leaf

The author offers a Christianity-based prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology and sharing with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives in which we can achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent

Memory rescue : supercharge your brain, reverse memory loss, and remember what matters most by Daniel G Amen

The brain boosting diet : feed your memory by Norene Gilletz

"This book is designed to help people cope with memory loss through diet. Packed with over 200 recipes provided by well-respected Canadian cookbook author Norene Gilletz, each of which receives a solid commentary from Dr Edward Wein, Brain Boosting Diet provides both solid health and nutritional advice for people with memory loss, possible dementia, and even Alzheimer's Disease (AD)."--
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