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The mature mind : the positive power of the aging brain

Author: Gene D Cohen
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contrary to the long-held belief that our brain power inevitably declines as we age, The Mature Mind argues that there are actually positive changes taking place in our minds. Drawing on a wealth of scientific research, as well as in-depth interviews with older women and men, Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, reveals for the first time how the mind continues to grow and flourish well into the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene D Cohen
ISBN: 0465012035 9780465012039 0465012043 9780465012046
OCLC Number: 61278455
Description: xxiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The power of older minds --
Harnessing developmental intelligence --
The second half of life : phases I and II --
The second half of life : phases III and IV --
Cognition, memory, and wisdom --
Cultivating social intelligence --
Reinventing retirement --
Creativity and aging.
Responsibility: Gene D. Cohen.
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