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The Aging Brain ➿ The Aging Brain Free ➶ Author Thad A. Polk – We're all getting older every day and scientific research has shown that starting in our 20s some brain functions begin a linear decline But is old age all doom and gloomNot at all While it's true tha We're all getting older every day and scientific research has shown that starting in our s some brain functions begin a linear decline But is old age all doom and gloomNot at all While it's true that some functions in The Aging Brain decline neuroscientists have discovered that many other brain functions remain stable or even improve as we age Further nurture plays as significant a role as nature and there are a number of strategies you can implement to The Aging Kindle - stave off declining brain function includingIncorporating physical activity into your routineEating a healthy dietMaintaining a vibrant social lifeReducing your stressThe science behind The Aging Brain tells a fascinating and often counterintuitive story Is aging a disease or merely a natural occurrence that produces disease like symptoms If humans are biologically programmed to survive and thrive why do we age at all Is it possible or even desirable to cure aging altogetherDelve into these uestions and in The Aging Brain Taught by a neuroscientist and award winning professor at the University of Michigan these eye opening lectures will give you a wealth of new insights into what happens to the brain over time as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of aging and enhance your uality of life into old ageWith a mix of scientific research and practical applications Professor Polk brings cutting edge science to life He takes you down to the cellular and even molecular levels of the brain to show you why certain functions decline how some aspects of brain aging are under genetic control and what you can do to prolong your health and keep your mind sharp Aging affects us all but you have some control over how it affects you.

10 thoughts on “The Aging Brain

  1. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    These are twelve lectures about something we all have—aging brains Some of us are farther down the road than others so these lectures can help us understand what's happeningThe follow are things that get worse with age on averageChance of dying—doubles every eight yearsChances brain disease—eg Alzheimer's Parkinson's and strokeCognitive abilitiesProcessing speedExecutive functionWorking memoryEpisodic memoryThe following stay the same or improve with agesemantic memoriesPriming performanceprocedural memorymemory of cognitive skillsemotional stabilitySo why does age cause this change? All mammalian species experience aging and genetics are a major factor in determination of the rate that it takes place The lectures explain the details of what happens with aging at the cellular level—rate of energy consumption free radicals and damage to DNA are all factors Then the lectures describe the various parts of the brain and explains which parts of the brain are involved with the various brain functions associated with aging as listed above And then we learn that brain scans and autopsies show that those corresponding areas of the brain change or don't change—shrink deteriorate or remain unchanged In other words The structural deterioration that occurs in the brain is associated with a corresponding deterioration in neural functionview spoiler Thus the next time I can't remember a name I will know which part of my brain is failing to perform—if I can only remember all the parts of the brain as described in these lectures hide spoiler

  2. Esme Esme says:

    For a Great Course this was on the short side and I picked it for that reason It's concise to the point and informative Because this is an interest of mine and I've tried to read about it often about a third of this book was old news to me a third was mild building on familiar concepts and then about a third was new to me and very interesting The professor has a great presentative voice and makes it fun and engaging which is so needed for non fiction narrations that can get feel very dry very fast This goes into a lot than just Alzheimer's and things like that It goes over the process of aging and weird things we've done with worms and mice to double life spans and what that could potentially mean for us as a species in the future when we get a better grasp on genetics and their potentials This goes into episodic vs semantic memory nueral degenerative disorders behavior changes physical changes that aren't related to the brain etc It's pretty thorough but still not super technical A background or ground level knowledge of the topic isn't reuired to enjoy this one it's pretty accessible I'd recommend this for people of any age many of us have parents that will eventually age into their 80's and since working in the field that takes care of our elders I've seen that people who have some basic knowledge of what's happening to their parents have a relaxed and strategic approach to their care needs

  3. Juan Rivera Juan Rivera says:

    For all my friends who are aging and who want to feel good in the processThe most natural thing is that when the body also ages the brain There are powers not lost but other events such as memory executive brain awareness and speed are lostAll this has its causes mentioned in the book But how to get away from them as much as possible?Secrets are Food speaks of the Mediterranean diet 50s as something excellent Things to eat and what to avoid Interesting Exercise for both body and mind What exercises help ? Also terrific topic Stress perhaps the most important point And perhaps follow the other two previous issues is what helps us not to stressAll these secrets are studies that support them But I tell you that I have lived Before reading this book about three years ago I changed my diet and exercise Today I feel better than when I was 20 I have improved my health a lotNow I just work on that stress

  4. Laura Laura says:

    Although there were a few face palm moments like when he referenced Ancel Key's seven countries study which has been fully debunked and when he recommended not eating too much fat to prevent a stroke later showing that a high fat Mediterranean diet prevented stroke versus a low fat diet I learned uite a bit from this lecture series about how the brain ages and how to delay age related damage

  5. Jim Jim says:

    What? Suduko doesn't help?Dr Polk presents here a series of twelve lectures that serve as a survey course about the effects of aging inasmuch as the brain is concerned His lecture style is clear with a pleasing cadence and voice with occasional humor I particularly like the incident about writing a piece about nutrition while having a pastry in what I gather was a Starbucks I stress that these lectures are a survey course since other reviewers voiced disappointment in there not being detailthe ten page bibliography in the guidebook gives the interested student plenty bunches? of opportunities to follow up on any points introduced in the lectureIt is not surprising that the best defense against mental deterioration aka aging brain is good nutrition regular exercise and minimizing stress For my part I try not to worry about my diet while I'm out on my 5 mile walk listening to lecturesAs my title suggests I was somewhat disappointed that completing puzzles Sudoku crossword and jumble like daily newspaper offerings do not help sustain or improve mental acuityI've been fooling myself for all those yearsarrrgggg I will continue to work at those however since it has become part of my routineand one must not disrupt one's routine is that yet another symptom of an aging brain? Dr Polk has done a great jobI recommend the audio version with a follow up reading of the guidebook the videos allow too much sedentary time And of course watch for sales and those half off coupons

  6. David David says:

    A fascinating series of lectures about the physiology of the brain and what happens as we age Brain function starts deteriorating by age 30 However Professor Polk gives suggestions on what we van do to preserve brain function The most important are exercise socialization and diet

  7. Bill Dauster Bill Dauster says:

    This is a nice understandable course on the brain science of aging and what folks can do to help their aging brains

  8. Elwin Kline Elwin Kline says:

    Live a physically active socially engaging and intellectually challenging lifeOne of my favorite Great Courses so far out of the few I have gone through While not super long this relatively short lecture series packs a serious punch of incredible knowledge on you guessed it the aging brain I really learned a lot from this and I am walking away with a lot of great notes too taken as I went along the content Lobsters and Hydra Brain diseases DNAcellular division fun Dietnutrition relevant to mental illnessbrain disease Analysis of the brain itself; divided and explained upon what function they perform The cost of multitasking The importance of exercise War abuse trauma drugs smoking and alcohol and how it impacts the brain and aging The damage of stress Stem cellsIf any of those subjects caught your eye I think you will really enjoy this content I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I had a really hard time staying engaged with this lecture seriesBasically here’s the sum up we all age to a degree how our brains age is genetic we can age better by being active and social and MAN ISN’T STEM CELL SCIENCE COOL?Eh

  10. Kim Kim says:

    This series is available on both audio and video I did the video but the series would probably be just as good with just the audio since the video was mostly just Thad A Polk standing and lecturing with the occasional Power Point like illustrationThis is a very informative series that explains in layman's terms how the brain normally functions and how brain function changes as we age The series explains the difference between normal brain aging and the decline associated with various kinds of brain disease such as Alzheimer's and dementiaThis is for a general audience with a high school education You don't need to have much of a background in biology or human physiology to be able to follow the lectures

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