'A great book that helps you look after the most powerful computer you will ever have.' - Jay Jayamohan, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
An essential guide for living better for longer. Packed full of exercises and practical tips to keep our most vital organ in shape, and breaking down the science between brain function and how sleep, exercise, diet and even socializing are imperative for maintaining our grey matter.
What does it mean to have a healthy, happy brain? Especially in the current climate, where our lifestyles are changing dramatically and our movements are being restricted, getting to know the factors that affect our brain function and the things we can actively do to improve it is crucial.
Written in an accessible and engaging way for the nonscientist, this will be a comprehensive and up-to-date look at our current understanding, what a fast-changing field it is and how much we still don't know when it comes to disorders of the brain. Including some fascinating insights from leading scientists in the field and focusing on important areas such as diet, sleep, exercise, brain training and emotions, Brain Power will explain the science behind what really affects our brains, as well as providing practical tips and exercises to improve and maintain brain function into old age.
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Catherine de Lange is a science journalist, editor and author of 10 Voyages Through the Human Mind: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution published by Michael O'Mara Books. She has written for Nature, the Guardian and the Washington Post among others, and has worked on TV programmes such as the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, as well as radio documentaries including BBC Radio 4's Dear Professor Hawking. She is currently Biomedical Features Editor at New Scientist.
A great book that helps you look after the most powerful computer you will ever have. -- Jay Jayamohan, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford If you want to avoid, delay or just slow down dementia, take control of your brain health. Brain Power by Catherine de Lange shows how to improve your brain health, based on the evidence we already have about what really makes a difference. Written in a clear and authoritative style it focusses on those factors that will have the biggest impact. -- Professor June Andrews, author of Dementia: the One-Stop Guide More power to the brain! A rich and thoughtful review of the effects everyday activities - eating, sleeping, exercising - can have on our brain health. Well-researched and carefully critical, this is a thought-provoking and accessible analysis of the science behind today's drive for healthy brains. -- Professor Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain
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