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Successful Aging

Successful Aging is a book by Daniel Levitin.

Daniel Levitin

Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and individual differences in psychology to show that 60+ years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin takes a scientific approach to what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.

Packed with engaging interviews with successful, creative individuals far beyond the conventional age of "retirement," this book is very much about people with challenges readers will recognize. The book is full of accessible and discussable takeaways, which will provide great material for reading groups and media coverage.

Successful Aging will inspire a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. (From Allen Lane)

Levitin is a neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist and bestselling author. His books include This Is Your Brain on MusicThe World in Six SongsThe Organized Mind and A Field Guide to Lies.

Interviews with Daniel Levitin

For neuroscientist Daniel Levitin our tendency to believe the things we see in the media is problematic because it values immediacy over accuracy. By observing breaking news coverage and the consumption of it Levitin was confronted with how vital exercising critical thinking is. So he wrote a book about it - A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. He joins guest host Candy Palmater to give her the tips and tricks to staying informed while also staying critical. 18:36
Discerning truth from fiction is not easy with the amount of information we face online. We speak with Montreal author and neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin about book his "A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age". 12:07
Neuroscientist and musician Dr. Daniel Levitin talks about our amazing relationship to music. 12:40
Neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin talks about how to deal with the information overload in his new best-selling book, "The Organized Mind". 12:05

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