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Make Your Brain Smarter At Any Age

Learn how to get smarter, more focused, and live a richer more fulfilling life, beginning today. It all begins with the brain! Important lessons for children, parents, seniors, veterans, entrepreneurs and all of us!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Get smarter at any age! If you’ve ever wanted to have a sharper mind with greater focus, better memory, more patient, creativity and resilience, then this interview with Dr. Michael Merzenich, the “father of brain plasticity” is for you!

Dr. Michael Merzenich is the pioneer in brain plasticity and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. According to him, the brain is not fixed as we’ve been taught, but can work better if we work on it. And not just a little, but huge changes. This means you could change careers, become an entrepreneur, or a singer, or do something completely outside your comfort zone and brain-power if you want. You can change your mind to be able to do anything.

Your IQ is not fixed. Your memory is not fixed. And you do not need to lose brain cells or get fuzzy-brained as you age.

“The brain is plastic till you die. You cannot kill it until you die. It is the greatest trick. We all have the capacity to be greater and get stronger.”

In this interview he suggests ways to make your brain stronger.

It’s an especially important interview for seniors, for parents, kids, and for returning veterans. For parents he discusses ways to increase children’s intelligence, and the dangers, and benefits of their technology. For seniors, he discusses ways to prevent trips, falls, hip fractures, and other potentially life-threatening injuries, through specific brain strategies.

And for all of us, he shows how we can enrich our lives by having sharper, more resilient, and smarter minds.

Deepak Chopra often talks about strengthening your brain. Wayne Dyer’s discussed it. Tony Robbins talks about NLP. And Dr. Michael Merzenich helps you lift muscles with the mind, simply and easily, to give you the super-powered brain you always wished you had!

Lastly, as someone who has met the Dalai Lama several times, Dr. Merzenich discusses ways we can use our minds to increase compassion, kindness, happiness, and joy. These are things we could all use more of!!!

 

Key Topics:

  • why your brain, IQ & memory are not fixed
  • how to keep your mind strong into your golden years
  • for seniors, how you can roll back the clock, and get a smarter brain at any age
  • ways to prevent trips, falls, hip fractures, life-threatening injuries
  • for parents, key tips to help your kids grow up smarter and more engaged
  • dangers & benefits of technology for children
  • how to use your mind to increase compassion, kindness, happiness & joy

MORE ON DR. MICHAEL MERZENICH:

Dr. Merzenich has published more than 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (such as Science and Nature), received numerous awards and prizes (including the Russ Prize, Ipsen Prize, Zülch Prize, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and Purkinje Medal), and been granted nearly 100 patents for his work. He and his work have been highlighted in hundreds of books about the brain, learning, rehabilitation, and plasticity.

Dr. Merzenich’s work is also often covered in the popular press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalTimeWired, Forbes, Discover, and Newsweek. He has appeared extensively on television. He is the scientific consultant and provided the brain assessments and brain training exercises for the Discovery Channel show “Hack My Brain” (which aired in Australia as “Redesign My Brain.”) His work has also been featured on four PBS specials: “The Brain Fitness Program,” “Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound,” “The New Science of Learning,” and “Brain Fitness Frontiers.”

Dr. Merzenich earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Portland and his PhD at Johns Hopkins. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before becoming a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the Institute of Medicine in 2008.

SHOW NOTES:

Dr. Michael Merzenich Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Soft Wired Online: Website | Facebook

 

Book by Dr. Michael Merzenich:

Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life

 

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