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Riverhead Books, New York, 2009
Introduction to Think Smart
"What should I do to keep my brain working at its best?"
I'm frequently asked that question. It makes sense, as I've written eighteen books about the human brain. But I recently decided to undertake a personal odyssey aimed at discovering what I can do to improve my brain. This seemed especially important, since I will soon be at an age when brain function typically declines unless deliberate steps are taken to maintain it.
I come to this task from a unique vantage point, based on my experience as both a neurologist and an author. Over the years, I've become acquainted with many of the world's foremost neuroscientists (brain researchers, neuropsychiatrists, neurologists). I've talked to them in personal conversations with them during neuroscience meetings, observed them in their laboratories, and read their published writings in which they explain their discoveries. What could be more natural, I wondered, to ask these brain scientists, the best in their field, "What are you doing to keep your brain functioning at its best?"
Their answers often surprised me. And I suspect they will surprise you.
Using their answers, coupled with my own research in the cutting-edge brain research, I've set out in these pages my program to improve your brain's functioning. It can be used by anyone interested in developing and maintaining an optimally functioning brain. Young or old, rich or poor, male or female, these insights will help your brain to be more efficient, more effective and more engaged as you go forward in life.