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Successful Aging by Daniel J Levitin
Jan 07, 2020 | 528 Pages
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Praise for Successful Aging 
“As always, Dan shows his great facility for pulling together different parts of our field and explaining them in a way that makes them accessible to all.”—Brenda Milner, at age 101, professor of neurology, McGill University, professor of psychology, Montreal Neurological Institute, winner of the Kavli Prize in neuroscience, founder of the field of neuropsychology
“We are living longer than past humans, and with this comes undeniable challenges to our physical and mental well-being.  Building on the psychology of personality types and developmental neuroscience, Daniel Levitin will enthrall you with this fascinating story of how the human brain ages, as he reveals just how rewarding our later years can be.”—Joseph LeDoux, professor of Neural Science at NYU and director of the Emotional Brain Institute at the Nathan Kline Institute, author of Anxious, and The Deep History of Ourselves
“Society for too long has underestimated the value of people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. Working in tandem with younger colleagues, the political, economic, and creative power we can contribute together could well trigger solutions to our biggest global problems. Daniel Levitin superbly defines the new longevity in a book that will change the way you think about aging.”—Vicente Fox, 55th President of Mexico
“A tour through a huge scientific literature, full of potentially life-changing nuggets, and laced with compelling personal experiences. The good news is that aging need not be dreaded but can be a time of health and creativity in the decades beyond 70—and Levitin’s got the science to back it up. Read this book. At any age.”—Michael S. Gazzaniga, director of the Sage Center at UC Santa Barbara, author of The Consciousness Instinct
“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, past-president of the American Psychological Association, professor, Claremont-McKenna College
“This evolving narrative builds as new topics are introduced in reaction to the previous topic, like chord changes in a great piece of music. Levitin’s not just offering a compelling narrative, but guiding the reader’s imagination to a larger view of things—and that feels masterful.”
—Mike Lankford, author of Becoming Leonardo

“Predictions are perilous, but here’s one I can make with certainty: Tomorrow you and I will be older than we are today. That’s why you, I, and everyone we know needs this remarkable book. With a scientist’s rigor and a storyteller’s flair, Daniel Levitin offers a fresh approach to growing older. He debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers an trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better.  SUCCESSFUL AGING is an essential book for the rest of your life.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE

Successful Aging is an ambitious and much-needed call for a “new truth” about aging in the 21st century. Daniel Levitin uses what we now about brain science to make a powerful case for positively transforming how we think about aging. This is a fascinating and vital contribution to doing just that.”George Vradenburg, Chairman & Co-Founder, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s 

“An eloquent spokesperson for our field. Levitin writes about the brain with an ease and familiarity that is captivating.”—the late David Hubel, Nobel Laureate for work in neuroplasticity

“Dan is a long-time collaborator with us here at Salk, and in Successful Aging, he offers a compelling new look at the promise and effects of neuroplasticity. He’s at his best here, communicating difficult scientific concepts in a way that anyone can understand. This is why his research talks at the Salk Institute are enormously popular, and everyone is abuzz about them for many months afterwards.”Ursula Bellugi, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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