Daniel J. Levitin
The author of a number of acclaimed books on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, much of them infused with imaginative flair, Daniel J. Levitin makes this welcome Seattle return for his newest, Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives (Dutton).
“Growing old may be the only event in life that is both desired and feared. Daniel Levitin alleviates the fear with sound advice that can tilt the balance so that we have more healthy years and fewer sick ones. The brilliance of this book is that Levitin not only tells us what to do and what not to do—he gracefully and eloquently shares the science behind how we can change our minds and brains, and how even small changes can reap large benefits. Share this book—especially with anyone you hope to grow old with.”—Diane Halpern.
“This is the book I need now. This is probably the book YOU need now. Levitin beautifully weaves hard science with more subtle, subjective agents of change— compassion, friendship, the redemptive power of work—into a refreshing guide for those of us navigating the penultimate stage of life.”—Rosanne Cash.
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