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Provides a collection of essays written by a retired psychologist on his transformation and deterioration after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Richard Taylor, Ph.D., Health Professions Press, 2008
Explores some of the trials, but focuses on the triumphs of the middle-aged brain. Barbara Strauch, Viking Penguin, 2010
Sheds light on how knowledge of brain sciences can influence learning, teaching and working. John Medina, Pear Press, 2008
A 37-year old neuroanatomist experiences a massive stroke and shares the story of her brain’s sudden deterioration and gradual recovery. Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Viking Books, 2008
Explores ‘neuroplasticity’; how our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains. Norman Doidge, M.D., James H. Silberman Books, 2007
Examines current scientific research and case studies to uncover the opportunities for mental growth, positive change and enhanced creativity as we age. Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Basic Books, 2006
Illustrates seven types of everyday memory failures including absentmindedness and suggestibility as well as the adaptive qualities of these limitations. Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.D., Mariner Books, 2002
Explores the aging brain and how older people can have increased capacity for wisdom-based decisions. Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., Penguin Group USA, 2006