The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain

The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain

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By (author) Gene D. Cohen

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465012043
  • ISBN 13: 9780465012046
  • Sales rank: 168,189

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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 that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty.

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Gene Cohen, M.D., PH.D., is a founder of the National Institute on Aging and is currently Director of the Center of Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University. He is the author of The Creative Age. Cohen has been interviewed on the "Today" show, in the New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek, among other programs and publications. He lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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"Old dogs can learn new tricks... Drawing on the results of two groundbreaking studies, Cohen illustrates that the years after age 65 are anything but 'retiring', and that creativity, intellectual growth and more satisfying relationships can blossom at any age." Publishers Weekly"