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Brain Power

Extent: 256 pages

Size: 216x135mm

Publication Date:

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781789293388

Categories: Activity & Puzzles

About the Book

Breaking down the science behind brain function and how sleep, exercise, diet and even socialising are imperative for maintaining our grey matter, and packed full of exercises and practical tips to keep our most vital organ in shape, Brain Power is an essential guide to living better for longer.

What does it mean to have a healthy, happy brain? Especially in the current climate, where our lifestyles are changing dramatically and our movements are being restricted, getting to know the factors that affect our brain function and the things we can actively do to improve it are crucial to understand. Written in an accessible and engaging way for the nonscientist, this will be a comprehensive and up-to-date look at our current understanding, what a fast-changing field it is and how much we still don’t know when it comes to disorders of the brain. Including some fascinating insights from leading scientists in the field and focusing on important areas such as diet, sleep, exercise, brain training and emotions, Brain Power will explain the science behind what really affects our brains, as well as providing practical tips and exercises to improve and maintain brain function into old age.

About the Author

Catherine de Lange is a science journalist, editor and author of 10 Voyages Through the Human Mind: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution published by Michael O'Mara Books. She has written for Nature, the Guardian and the Washington Post among others, and has worked on TV programmes such as the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, as well as radio documentaries including BBC Radio 4's Dear Professor Hawking. She is currently Biomedical Features Editor at New Scientist.