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The changing mind / Daniel J. Levitin.

Levitin, Daniel J.
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Also known as

Changing mind : a neuroscientist's guide to ageing well


More of us are living into our eighties than ever before. In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to challenge common and flawed beliefs, including assumptions around memory loss and the focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'. Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood. Distilling the findings from over 4000 papers, he explains the importance of personality traits, lifestyle, memory and community on ageing, offering actionable tips that we can all start now, at any age.


[London] : Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books, 2020.

Physical description

xxv, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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  • 9780241379394 (pbk)
  • 0241379393 (pbk)