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How (not) to train the brain : enhancing what's between your ears with (and without) science

Author: Amir Raz; Sheida Rabipour
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Brain training is all the rage. Commercial and clinical initiatives capitalize on trailblazing research. This book offers a scientifically honest account of brain training that demolishes the unfounded claims made for brain training products, offering instead proven methods for improving your mental performance and capacity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Raz, Amir.
How (not) to train the brain.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1090443727
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amir Raz; Sheida Rabipour
ISBN: 9780192506801 0192506803 9780191834592 0191834599
OCLC Number: 1091626113
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 349 pages)
Contents: Cover; Series; How not to train the brain; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Boxes; PART I Why Train Your Brain?; 1. Introduction; 2. Should We Brain-​Train in School?; 3. Are You Paying Attention?; PART II When an Apple a Day Is Not Enough; 4. Training the Aging Brain: Is Cognitive Decline Inevitable?; 5. Rehabilitating and (Re-​)Training the Injured Brain; 6. Mental and Neurological Remediation; PART III To Train or Not to Train?; 7. From Theory to Practice: Contextualizing Brain Training; 8. Conclusion: The Case for Brain Training; Table of Products; Author Index; Subject Index
Responsibility: Amir Raz and Sheida Rabipour ; foreword by Michael Posner.

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This book does an outstanding job in reviewing the many issues involved when it comes to brain training... It was a pleasure in reading this volume to see new ideas build on older ones... * Michael Read more...

 
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