Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind - Greenwood, Pamela M.; Parasuraman, Raja
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Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. In Nurturing the Older Brain, Pamela Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman show that scientific research does not support the popular notion of the inexorable and progressive effects of cognitive aging in all older adults. They report that many adults maintain a high level of cognitive function into old age and that certain experiential and lifestyle factors--including education, exercise, diet, and opportunities for new learning--contribute to the preservation of…mehr

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Although our physical abilities clearly decline as we age, cognitive decline in healthy old age is neither universal nor inevitable. In Nurturing the Older Brain, Pamela Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman show that scientific research does not support the popular notion of the inexorable and progressive effects of cognitive aging in all older adults. They report that many adults maintain a high level of cognitive function into old age and that certain experiential and lifestyle factors--including education, exercise, diet, and opportunities for new learning--contribute to the preservation of cognitive abilities. The past twenty years of research points to ways that older adults can lead rich and cognitively vital lives. As millions of baby boomers head toward old age, Greenwood and Parasuramans accessible book could not be more timely
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Mit Press
  • Seitenzahl: 352
  • Erscheinungstermin: 17. Februar 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 164mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 621g
  • ISBN-13: 9780262017145
  • ISBN-10: 0262017148
  • Artikelnr.: 34553930
Autorenporträt
Pamela M. Greenwood is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at George Mason University. Raja Parasuraman is University Professor in the Psychology Department at George Mason University. He is the editor of The Attentive Brain (MIT Press, 1998).