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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard M. Restak Narrator: Richard M. Restak Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9780739301548
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In Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot, eminent neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Richard Restak, M.D., combines the latest research in neurology and psychology to show us how to get our brain up to speed for managing every aspect of our busy lives.

Everything we think and everything we choose to do alters our brain and fundamentally changes who we are, a process that continues until the end of our lives. Few people think of the brain as being susceptible to change in its actual structure, but in fact we can preselect the kind of brain we will have by continually exposing ourselves to rich and varied life experiences. Unlike other organs that eventually wear out with repeated and sustained use, the brain actually improves the more we challenge it.

Most of us incorporate some kind of physical exercise into our daily lives. We do this to improve our bodies and health and generally make us feel better. Why not do the same for the brain? The more we exercise it, the better it performs and the better we feel. Think of Restak as a personal trainer for your brain—he will help you assess your mental strengths and weaknesses, and his entertaining book will set you to thinking about the world and the people around you in a new light, providing you with improved and varied skills and capabilities. From interacting with colleagues to recognizing your own psychological makeup, from understanding the way you see something to why you’re looking at it in the first place, from explaining the cause of panic attacks to warding off performance anxiety, this book will tell you the whys and hows of the brain’s workings.

Packed with practical advice and fascinating examples drawn from history, literature, and science, Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot provides twenty-eight informative and realistic steps that we can all take to improve our brainpower.


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toshi | 12/30/2013

    " Interesting to learn there are number of different ways to "train" your brain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BLACK CAT | 12/20/2013

    " EXCELLENT BOOK! 28 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN WHILE YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COMPLEX STRUCTURE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 11/22/2013

    " Really good audio book. gives practical ways to strengthen brain. lots of hard work though. but really good book. listened to most of it in portland when i jogged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Ridenour | 11/12/2013

    " This is a good book to work on memory, ect.... But I think its a better book to recommend to people with memory/cognitive decline. I have got good feedback in nueropsych evals in recommending this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley Helgerson | 6/5/2013

    " A rather boring book. Much more about making check-off lists to improve your brain power than the actual philosophy behind it. Also has games you can play to improve memory, etc. Not so great. No wonder I got it out of the bargain bin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/18/2013

    " Some interesting points on how the brain works...some of the excersises where more helpful than others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/22/2013

    " I've read and re-read this book so many times, and find something helpful and useful each time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/21/2013

    " The how-tos of exercising the brain to increase brainpower. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brian | 11/22/2012

    " This book has enough useful content for a longish blog post. Sadly it doesn't have enough content for a whole book. Skip it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/17/2012

    " if you want some practical ways to increase your brain power, this may help. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/25/2012

    " Picked this because I read that Steve Jobs gave this to Bono. Half the book was crap and half was ok. A few take a ways to keep your brain sharp but mostly not an enjoyable read for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lindsay | 6/26/2012

    " immaculate, immediate, incredible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bhan13 | 5/28/2012

    " A bit dated but okay. It was nice that he emphasized doing practical things rather than brushing your teeth with your off hand and other useless exercises. The mention of William James's concept of mental hygiene and taking responsibility for your own mind was also good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/4/2011

    " Re-reading and finding it's still relevant and useful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 10/21/2011

    " User's manual for humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/17/2011

    " I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it. I did not try to use the brain building exercies described in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 4/16/2011

    " I've read and re-read this book so many times, and find something helpful and useful each time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 7/22/2009

    " Really good audio book. gives practical ways to strengthen brain. lots of hard work though. but really good book. listened to most of it in portland when i jogged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 5/26/2009

    " The how-tos of exercising the brain to increase brainpower. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/12/2009

    " Some interesting points on how the brain works...some of the excersises where more helpful than others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/9/2009

    " I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it. I did not try to use the brain building exercies described in the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brian | 2/8/2008

    " This book has enough useful content for a longish blog post. Sadly it doesn't have enough content for a whole book. Skip it.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/11/2007

    " This is a good book to work on memory, ect.... But I think its a better book to recommend to people with memory/cognitive decline. I have got good feedback in nueropsych evals in recommending this book. "

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About the Author

Richard Restak, MD, is a neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center. He is the author of the bestselling book The Brain, a companion to the PBS series of the same name, as well as The Mind and The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own. He lives in Washington, DC.