Smarter
Dan Hurley
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Smarter

the new science of building brain power

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275 pages

With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation.

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2014
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Work Description

With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation.

Smarter

the new science of building brain power

This edition was published in


Edition Description

With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation.

Table of Contents

Expading the mind's workspace: the pioneers who overturned a century of dogma --
Measure of a man: testing my brain before I train --
A good brain trainer is hard to find: a skeptic's guide to what does (and does not) work --
Old-school brain training: training methods of the ancients --
Smart pills and thinking caps: the promise and peril of sci-fi methods --
Boot camp for my brain: setting up my training regimen --
Are you smarter than a mouse?: the biological and evolutionary basis of human intelligence --
Defenders of the faith: meetings with the arch-skeptic --
Flowers for Ts65Dn: the search for a drug for Down syndrome --
Clash of the titans: a tale of five scientific meetings --
Final exam: my post-training results.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Copyright Date
2013

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.9
Library of Congress
BF431 .H83 2014, BF431 .H826 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiv, 275 pages
Number of pages
275

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26921516M
ISBN 10
1594631271
ISBN 13
9781594631276
LC Control Number
2015301064
OCLC/WorldCat
849719216

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