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The Aging Brain

Video

We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our twenties, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not 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. Furthermore, nurture plays as significant a role as nature, and there are a number of strategies you can implement to stave off declining brain function, including: Incorporating physical activity into your routine, Eating a healthy diet, Maintaining a vibrant social life, and Reducing your stress. The 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...


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Publisher: The Great Courses

Streaming video

  • ISBN: 9781682768112
  • Release date: March 22, 2017
  • Duration: 06:22:24
  • Number of parts: 12

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Instructional

    Languages

    English

    We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our twenties, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not 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. Furthermore, nurture plays as significant a role as nature, and there are a number of strategies you can implement to stave off declining brain function, including: Incorporating physical activity into your routine, Eating a healthy diet, Maintaining a vibrant social life, and Reducing your stress. The 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...


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