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The wisdom paradox : how your mind can grow stronger as your brain grows older

Author: Elkhonon Goldberg
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A provocative study on the mental abilities of the aging brain challenges beliefs about the mind's tendency to decline with age, explaining how older people have greater capacities for making intuitive and wisdom-based decisions, and citing recent and historical examples of individuals who achieved their greatest successes in their later years.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldberg, Elkhonon.
Wisdom paradox.
New York : Gotham Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)623219247
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elkhonon Goldberg
ISBN: 1592401104 9781592401109
OCLC Number: 56982019
Description: viii, 337 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The life of your brain --
Seasons of the brain --
Aging and powerful minds in history --
Wisdom throughout civilizations --
Pattern power --
Adventures on memory lane --
Memories that do not fade --
Memories, patterns, and the machinery of wisdom --
"Up-front" decision-making --
Novelty, routines, and the two sides of the brain --
Brain duality in action --
Magellan on Prozac --
The dog days of summer --
Use your brain and get more of it --
Pattern boosters --
Epilogue: The price of wisdom.
Responsibility: Elkhonon Goldberg.
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A provocative study on the mental abilities of the aging brain challenges beliefs about the mind's tendency to decline with age, explaining how older people have greater capacities for making intuitive and wisdom-based decisions, and citing recent and historical examples of individuals who achieved their greatest successes in their later years.

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