Make Your Brain Smarter

Increase Your Brain's Creativity, Energy, and Focus

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The most powerful, most staggeringly complex machine ever created is all in your head. Our brain is the most adaptable, modifiable organ in our body, and yet it is the organ we most likely give the least attention. Many individuals who are concerned with having a physically fit body stop their “workout” at the neck. In the past five years brain scientists have discovered much more about how the brain works, including that it can be trained to perform better than ever before. You are never too young or too old to adopt healthy brain habits that strengthen the brain’s capacity to think smarter.

In Make Your Brain Smarter, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to fit your own needs. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive “fitness” plan that you can use to “exercise” your way to a healthier brain.

You will find scientifically proven strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain function, why IQ is an outdated, misleading index of brain potential, and how to become a higher brain performer.

Make Your Brain Smarter is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit at every age. You will learn why age is not the culprit behind brain slippage, why your brain does not have to deteriorate, why your best brain years can be ahead of you, and how to maximize brainpower across the life span. Whether you are a Boomer-age “thinker” or a Millennial-era “finder,” Make Your Brain Smarter will help you take charge of your frontal lobe command center, in order to create and challenge yourself to achieve the bright and vibrant brain that you crave, and to be a more creative, more articulate, and more energetic thinker.

Brain performance is the last, most urgent, and most significant frontier of human performance. Now is the time to put your brain at the center of your health habits. Live young and live long with a brain whose assets can continue to grow more valuable when you take the health challenge to keep your brain fit every day.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451665475 | 
  • January 2013
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A Q&A with Sandra Chapman

A cognitive neuroscientist offers exercises to improve brain health, based on new findings related to the frontal lobes.

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Make Your Brain Smarter INTRODUCTION
When I say, “You can increase your brain performance,” people stare at me, doubtful that this could be true. It is not surprising that many would challenge the claim and believe it to be false hype.

New brain science discoveries show that individuals, young and old, can, indeed, increase their intelligence. see more



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