Reviews

  • The secrets of ageing well ... Daniel Levitin is a distinguished American neuroscientist and this is a serious, evidence-based guide to what really works and why

    Sunday Times
  • A fact-filled and optimistic guide to ageing well ... Levitin is an invaluable kind of scientist ... The Changing Mind is replete with curious facts ... Optimism is a life-preserver. His book bubbles with it. Levitin makes a strong case for the consolations if not the joys of age

    John Sutherland, The Times
  • Optimistic in tone ... Levitin loves to tell stories ... he's a good companion

    Evening Standard
  • Comprehensive and fascinating insight into the evolving human brain. This book could change your life

    Professor Stephen Westaby, author of 'Fragile Lives'
  • None of us can afford to ignore Daniel Levitin's The Changing Mind ... The good news is that it's not all downhill: according to Levitin our decision-making skills and happiness levels actually increase in later life

    New Statesman
  • The idea that your mind has to decline with age is false - and there is plenty we can do to keep it sharp

    Telegraph
  • Neuroscientist Levitin delves into the multiple-trace theory of memory, the ageing microbiome, fats and the brain, the impacts of neural implants, and the joys of non-retirement. A clear-eyed, insightful overview of the neurophysiological healthspan

    Nature
  • Delivers welcome news about the ageing brain: it is happier, quicker and often much healthier than you may imagine

    New Scientist
  • Daniel Levitin's refreshing perspective on ageing will change your opinion on this unique phase of life and challenge the 'slowing down' stereotype. Using a scientific and thoroughly engaging approach, Levitin convinces us that with medical advances alongside positive lifestyle changes described in this book, we can all look forward to older age as a fulfilling and exciting chapter in our lives

    Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor’s Kitchen
  • This is a book that can make things feel a whole lot brighter

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