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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard M. Restak Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400182084
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In Think Smart, the renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Richard Restak details how each of us can improve and tone our body's most powerful organ: the brain. As an expert on the brain, Restak knows that in the last five years there have been exciting new scientific discoveries about the brain and its performance. So he has asked his colleagues-among them the world's leading brain scientists and researchers-one important question: What can I do to help my brain work more efficiently? Their surprising and remarkably feasible answers are at the heart of Think Smart. Dr. Restak combines advice culled from cutting-edge research with brain-tuning exercises to show how individuals of any age can make their brains work more effectively. In the same accessible prose that made Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot a New York Times bestseller, Restak presents a wide array of practical recommendations about a variety of topics, including the crucial role sleep plays in boosting creativity, the importance of honing sensory memory, and the neuron-firing benefits of certain foods. In Think Smart, the man the Smithsonian Institution has called "wise, witty, and ethical" offers audiences helpful suggestions for fighting neurological decline that will put every listener on the path to building a healthier, more limber brain. Download and start listening now!

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  • An insightful, varied prescription for achieving optimal brain health.... Highly recommended. Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quinn | 2/19/2014

    " Good read about how to keep your brain healthy. It's a lot of common sence kind of stuff like eat healthy, exercise your brain, chalange yourself with different oppotunities. The guy talks a lot about the Wii and first person adventure games as a way to keep your brain healthy and develop hand eye coordination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Armand Cognetta | 1/8/2014

    " Meh. Not bad. Some interesting/useful info, but more geared toward older folks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 1/5/2014

    " E X C E L L E N T! this is a book that needs to read and reread to fully comprehend the factors that will contribute to a more efficent brain!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cin | 12/10/2013

    " Very interesting. Don't think the organization of the book is how I would like it. Hard to go back and find information. I find the topic very fascinating. Not an easy read, however--takes quite a bit of concentration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alban Boucher | 12/2/2013

    " Sparked my interest in Neuroscience. Highly Informative and recommended to anyone interested in Neuroscience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 9/2/2013

    " easy to read, practical info on how to keep your brain healthy for a long time to come. Witty writing and good narration overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 4/4/2013

    " Good read with some useful information and practical tips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bahar | 1/1/2013

    " I have not heard about Richard M.Restak before,but this book is an amazing one that joins neuroscience and every detail of your activities and thinking during a day! it is a super working book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 11/22/2012

    " Fascinating read. I plan to read it again when I have more time to take notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 8/11/2012

    " A very entertaining and accessible read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 8/3/2012

    " Some good stuff here, some of it surprising (action video games are good for your brain), some of it predictable (a heart healthy diet is a brain healthy diet, Mediterranean diet). Well written but a little plodding at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 7/26/2012

    " Very good so far. Describes learning as a lifetime process, and how your cognitive skills are something that you can improve with effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 6/28/2012

    " Very cool, fun book. Interesting how the brain works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gens Linton | 12/27/2011

    " Amazing how the research of this book and Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food" both are very consistent in terms of diet and how it effects your overall physical health but also your brain and longevity and usefulness of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/13/2010

    " Well written and practical, this book offers specific strategies for improving mental function (for all ages, not just seniors) and explains why they work based on current neurological research. Most of the suggestions come from experts in the field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 9/14/2010

    " Science, minus the sleep.
    Well according to him sleep is a key component of intelligence.
    So is diet and dancing. Memorizing words. Rhetoric in learning.
    He has a big bag of well-researched tricks to enhance the brain's abilities. He's funny, too. My brain feels a little less fuzzy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bahar | 7/8/2010

    " I have not heard about Richard M.Restak before,but this book is an amazing one that joins neuroscience and every detail of your activities and thinking during a day! it is a super working book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 6/20/2010

    " Some good stuff here, some of it surprising (action video games are good for your brain), some of it predictable (a heart healthy diet is a brain healthy diet, Mediterranean diet). Well written but a little plodding at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 5/23/2010

    " Learn new words, take daily naps, exercise well, eat well, and of course, play video games.

    "The effects induced by regular video-gaming can be compared to what occurs in the brain of a concert pianist." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gens | 1/30/2010

    " Amazing how the research of this book and Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food" both are very consistent in terms of diet and how it effects your overall physical health but also your brain and longevity and usefulness of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 1/4/2010

    " easy to read, practical info on how to keep your brain healthy for a long time to come. Witty writing and good narration overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/22/2009

    " Very good so far. Describes learning as a lifetime process, and how your cognitive skills are something that you can improve with effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cin | 8/20/2009

    " Very interesting. Don't think the organization of the book is how I would like it. Hard to go back and find information. I find the topic very fascinating. Not an easy read, however--takes quite a bit of concentration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 8/12/2009

    " E X C E L L E N T! this is a book that needs to read and reread to fully comprehend the factors that will contribute to a more efficent brain!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 7/19/2009

    " Well written and practical, this book offers specific strategies for improving mental function (for all ages, not just seniors) and explains why they work based on current neurological research. Most of the suggestions come from experts in the field. "

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